Talking NASA and the Future of Space Exploration on Tonight’s StarTalk

Get ready to embrace your inner nerd on tonight’s episode of StarTalkwhen Neil deGrasse Tyson speaks with the head of NASA, Major General Charles Bolden.  Bolden is a former astornaut and the 12th Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.  He shares his experience deploying the Hubble Space Telescope, the emergence of commercial space flight, and NASA’s future and legacy.

Bolden discusses how the future of space exploration depends on many things and one of those is continued cooperation with private enterprises:

Also on tonight’s episode, Neil is joined by Bill Nye and Michael Shara. Nye is a scientist, engineer, comedian, author, and inventor.  Well known as “Bill Nye the Science Guy” from his popular television series, his mission is to help foster a scientifically literate society, to help people everywhere understand and appreciate the science that makes our world work.

Dr. Michael Shara is an astrophysicist and colleague of Tyson based at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. He frequently observes with the Hubble Space Telescope, researching the structure and evolution of novae and supernovae, collisions between stars and the remnants of these collisions, and the populations of stars inhabiting star clusters and galaxies.  Together, the guests explore the contributions that the Hubble Space Telescope has made to modern science, make predictions for human travel to Mars, and speculate on the future of space exploration.

Don’t miss an all-new StarTalk, tonight at 11/10c!