About This Episode
StarTalk Radio returned to the Bell House in Brooklyn, New York on December 18, 2011 for our second show in front of a live audience. Co-host Eugene Mirman was joined by fellow comedians Kristen Schaal and John Hodgman, while host Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews his buddy, astronaut Mike Massimino. Astro Mike talks about his two Space Shuttle missions to fix the Hubble Space Telescope, and Neil describes how Hubble changed our view of the universe. Learn about the history of Hubble, as well as the future of the James Webb Space Telescope. From astronaut diapers, to the dangers of pop rocks, to the importance of Lagrangian points, we explore how spacewalking above the Earth can be an extraordinary combination of comedy and cosmic discovery.
NOTE: All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: Live at the Bell House, The Astronaut Session (Part 1).