About This Episode
The crew of StarTalk Live continues their inaugural mission to Town Hall with a far-ranging discussion of space exploration. From asteroid deflection to the colonization of Mars, Commander Neil deGrasse Tyson, Co-Pilot Eugene Mirman, Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin, Andrew Chaikin and John Oliver go where no one has gone before. You’ll find out what Al Qaeda, the U.S. Senate, Maggie Thatcher, Russia, Spiro Agnew, NASA and the Tea Party have in common. You’ll hear about Carl Sagan’s plan for creating an atmosphere on Mars… and the reasons it might not work. You’ll also learn about the Voyager missions, Chinese research into gravity wave propulsion, and the challenges to terraforming Mars, which involve more than just putting up a habitation dome using robots. As Buzz Aldrin says, “Try milking a cow in a space suit.”
NOTE: All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: StarTalk Live at Town Hall with Buzz Aldrin (Part 2).