Pete discusses God, the nature of Humanity the and possibility of aliens with Harland Williams on You Made it Weird.
When a fan asks about private funding of planetary science research, guest host Bill Nye tells co-host Eugene Mirman and guest Astro Mike Massimino about the project to fund the Arkyd space telescope. Being created by Planetary Resources and intended for asteroid exploration, it’s the first privately funded, publicly accessible space telescope.
A fan wants to know what percentage of NASA’s budget goes to private sector contractors. Guest host Bill Nye and guest astronaut Mike Massimino can’t give an answer more specific than “enormous,” but they can tell co-host Eugene Mirman just who does what, and why there’s a role for both private contractors and NASA when it comes to the exploration – and exploitation – of space.
Our fans ask the questions, and we just answer them. In this video, Bill Nye the Science Guy answers a fan’s question about whether he’d ever run for President. Eugene Mirman and Mike Massimino volunteer to be part of the administration, but the real surprise is what Bill lets slip.
Do you remember when all mainstream news networks had a science correspondent? A fan does, and she wants to know where the coverage of advancements in science has gone. Guest host Bill Nye offers up some alternative sources, but co-host Eugene Mirman and guest astronaut Mike Massimino aren’t letting the networks off the hook that easily.
When a fan asks how we can solve the looming question of energy storage, engineer and guest host Bill Nye explains the science involved in liquid metal batteries… and, with an evil laugh, the potential profit involved for any company that makes them. Bill tells co-host Eugene Mirman and guest Mike Massimino how the batteries, which use magnesium, salastro t and antimony, can be placed in buildings and store renewable wind and solar energy during the day for later use, revolutionizing society and improving the quality of life for everybody.
Guest host Bill Nye the Science Guy has a question of his own for astronaut Mike Massimino: “Do you guys really drink Tang?” The answer isn’t so simple, thanks to NASA rules, regulations and restrictions, but it makes for a surprisingly “generic” Star Talk Radio “Behind the Scenes” video. As co-host Eugene Mirman says, “There’s no branding in space.” Candy covered chocolates, anyone?