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Buzz Aldrin—Introduction (05:48)


Neil deGrasse Tyson introduces co-hosts comedian Iliza Shlesinger and astronaut Mike Massimino. In this episode, Tyson and his co-hosts talk about Tyson's interview with famed astronaut Buzz Aldrin.

Urine Collection Device (UCD) (04:30)

Tyson talks with Aldrin about how astronauts eliminate waste in space. Aldrin explains the UCD and hydrologic engineering in space suits. Tyson, Schlesinger, and Massimino discuss urinating in space and the urine dump procedure.

Mortality and Failure (05:01)

Aldrin shares his thoughts of mortality as he sat atop the Saturn V rocket before liftoff; the astronauts calculated their odds of survival. Tyson reads a speech that was written in the event the first moon landing went awry. Massimino talks about whether the risks of space flight are worth it.

State of Mind: The Overview (03:05)

Tyson talks to Aldrin about seeing the Earth from the surface of the Moon. Tyson, Shlesinger and Massimino discuss the national pride involved in being an astronaut.

Moon Landing (03:51)

Chuck Nice interviews people on the street about what they think of the lunar landing and the future of the space program. The lunar module, Eagle, detached from the command module and took astronauts to the lunar surface.

Lunar Module (05:00)

Tyson and Aldrin discuss the process that led to the selection of LEM-5 as the first module to land on the moon. Apollo 11 was not originally slated to be the first mission to land on the moon. Tyson speaks with his guests about the space race with the Soviet Union.

Age of Apollo (05:03)

Tyson wonders if the risk/reward ratio of space exploration is still in effect. Aldrin discusses the cost of ensuring we do not fail and the value of making mistakes. Tyson, Shlesinger, and Massimino discuss the NASA Swamp Works and risky research.

Q/A: Lunar Landing (05:04)

Tyson, Shlesinger and Massimino field questions from viewers about the moon landing. Topics include: the moon landing hoax, radiation exposure, Soviet's winning the Space Race, and NASA funding.

Mission to Mars (03:54)

Tyson and Aldrin speak about the future of American space missions and the mission to Mars. Bill Nye speaks from the United Nations about the Outer Space Treaty and the Prime Directive.

Space Exploration (02:40)

Shlesinger, Massimino and Tyson offer their final thoughts about space exploration and the future peaceful use of outer space. (Credits)

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Buzz Aldrin

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Host Neil deGrasse Tyson features his interview with legendary Apollo 11 astronaut and first man to walk on the moon, Buzz Aldrin. Comedian co-host Iliza Shlesinger and guest Mike Massimino join Tyson in the Hall of the Universe to discuss the legacy of the Apollo program, the first mission to land on the moon, and Buzz’s plan to send humans to Mars.

Length: 45 minutes

Item#: BVL138038

Copyright date: ©2016

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