Neil deGrasse Tyson Moonwalking

A cou­ple weeks ago, we showed you the Pre-His­to­ry of Michael Jackson’s Moon­walk, high­light­ing a med­ley of the fan­cy foot moves of Cab Cal­loway, Sam­my Davis Jr., Fred Astaire and some less­er-known fig­ures like Rub­ber­neck Holmes and Earl “Snake­hips” Tuck­er. Some­one could just as eas­i­ly make anoth­er mon­tage, a Post-His­to­ry of Michael Jack­son’s Moon­walk, and it would sure­ly have to include the clip above. It fea­tures our favorite astro­physi­cist Neil deGrasse Tyson strut­ting his stuff at StarTalk Live last year. In the back­ground, you can see anoth­er great moon­walk­er, Buzz Aldrin, on the stage.

Episode #9 of Tyson’s Cos­mos reboot airs on Fox tonight. US view­ers can watch episodes 1–8 on Hulu here. The orig­i­nal Cos­mos with Carl Sagan appears here.

Relat­ed Con­tent:

Neil deGrasse Tyson Lists 8 (Free) eBooks Every Intel­li­gent Per­son Should Read

Watch Episode #1 of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Cos­mos Reboot on Hulu (US View­ers)

Neil deGrasse Tyson on the Stag­ger­ing Genius of Isaac New­ton

Neil deGrasse Tyson Talks Aster­oid Physics & “Non New­ton­ian Solids” with Inspir­ing 9‑Year-Old Stu­dent

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