About This Episode
Are you one of the millions of people who watched Chris Hadfield sing David Bowie’s Space Oddity while floating in the International Space Station? Now you can learn what it’s like to be an astronaut in the age of social media when Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews Canadian astronaut and former ISS Commander Hadfield. But that’s not all: frequent StarTalk guest Astro Mike Massimino, the first person to Tweet from space, joins Neil and co-host Eugene Mirman in studio to discuss his two Space Shuttle missions to repair the Hubble Telescope. Explore the different routes Chris and Mike took to get into space: one became a test pilot, the other studied engineering. But both used social media to share what they were doing in orbit with the rest of us down here on Earth. You’ll also find out why national distinctions mean less on the International Space Station than they do at home. Finally, the conversation turns to the Mars Curiosity Rover, and Bill Nye extols the value and the adventure that come with the human exploration of space.
NOTE: All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: Social Media in Space with Chris Hadfield.