December 3, 2013 - Ed Stone

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Pop Francis turns vigilante, the FDA targets trans fat, the McRib is scrutinized, a tech firm invents an office robot, and Ed Stone discusses the Voyager missions.

TONIGHT, A MCDONALD'SCORPORATE SECRET COMES TO LIGHT,

WE HAVE ALL BEEN EATING A LITTLEBIT OF GRIMACE.

THEN A NEW WAY TO INCREASEWORKPLACE PRODUCTIVITY, GET

READY FOR APPLE'S NEWI-CATHETER.

AND MY GUEST ED STONE IS A NASASCIENTIST WHO OVER SAW THE

VOYAGER SPACE MISSIONS, WELL INMY STUDIO EVERYONE CAN HEAR ME

SCREAM.

>> NORTH KOREAN KIM JONG UNREPORTEDLY FIRED HIS OWN UNCLE,

NO WORD YET WHETHER HE FIRED HIMINTO A MOUNTAIN OR THE SEA.

THIS IS THE

>> Stephen: WELCOME TO THEREPORT.

THANK YOU.

>> STEPHEN! STEPHEN! STEPHEN!

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]>> YEAH, I I'M ANGRY TOO.

>> AS AMERICA'S MOST FAMOUSCATHOLIC, FOLKS, YOU KNOW I HAVE

TRIED TO CUT THE "NEW POPE" OVERHERE SOME SLACK.

I WASN'T THRILLED WHEN HE WASHEDTHE FEET OF MUSLIM CRIMINALS,

KISSED THE UNINSURED AND GOT ALLMISTY ABOUT THE LOW-INCOME

MOOCHERS OUT THERE.

>> THEY PUT LESS IN THECOLLECTION PLATE EACH WEEK BUT

THEY WANT THE SAME AMOUNT OFHEAVEN? HUH-UH.

READ YOUR FINE PRINT. THE MEEKSHALL INHERIT THE EARTH WHEN I

AM DONE WITH IT.

>> BUT, FOLKS, THIS WEEK THEREWAS NEWS OUT OF THE HOLY SEE

THAT HAS ME HOLY SEETHING.

>> THE POPE MAY HAVE A SECRETLIFE, RUMORS HE SNEAKS OUT OF

THE VATICAN AT NIGHT MIGHT BETRUE. THE POPE DRESSES IN

REGULAR PRIEST CLOTHES AND GOESINTO ROME AND MINISTERS TO THE

HOMELESS, THE POPE CONSIDEREDHIMSELF --

>> OH, MY GOD!

>> HE IS A VIGILANTE I HAVE CAR.

>> VICAR, COMING TO THE HELP OFTHOSE IN NEED .. HE IS A BAT

POPE! HOLY, HOLY FATHER!

>> IT ALL MAKES SO MUCH SENSENOW, HE IS JUST LIKE BRUCE

WAYNE.

HE IS A WEALTHY BACHELOR WHOLIVES ALONE IN A GIANT MANSION,

AND BRUCE WAYNE HAS THEBATMOBILE, WHILE FRANCIS HAS THE

POPEMOBILE.

NOT ONLY THAT, BATMAN TALKS TOMORGAN FREEMAN, AND THE POPE

TALKS TO GOD, WHO IS ALSO MORGANFREEMAN.

>> AND -- AND --[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

>> Stephen: JUST LIKE THE BATSUIT, THE POPE SUIT HAS

>> FOLKS, I ENJOY FOOD.

THIS IS THOUGHT FOR FOOD.

>> WE LIVE WHERE BIG GOVERNMENTFOOD POLICE, THEY SPEND ALL OF

THEIR TIME COUNTING THE RATTURDS IN MY TORTILLA WHILE THE

RABBIT IS STILL OUT ON THESTREET TURNING TRIX FOR KIDS!

>> IT IS DISGUSTING.

>> WELL NOW THE NANCE ANY STATEBUZZ KILLERS OF THE FDA WANTS TO

TAKE AWAY ANOTHER FOODSTUFFBECAUSE IT CONTAINS NEITHER FOOD

OR STUFF.

>> YOU GO TO RESTAURANTS THE FDAPLANS TO BAN TRANS FAT FROM THE

FOOD I HAVE.

>> IT IS A INGREDIENT IN A LOTOF OUR FAVORITE FOODS.

>> MICROWAVE POPCORN, COOKIES,CAKES, FROZEN PIZZA, AND MUCH

MORE.

>> THE ONLY PERSON WHO STANDS UPFOR TRANCE FATS, IF IT IS SO BAD

FOR YOU, WHY ARE THEY IN FOODAND I SUSPECT THE ANSWER IS THEY

ARE DELICIOUS.

>> WELL THAT MAY SOUND LIKES ANIDIOTIC THING TO SAY BUT LET ME

BE THE ONLY PERSON STANDING UPFOR TUCKER CARLSON, IF HE SAYS

STU, IF HE IS SO STUPID, WHY ISHE ON FOX NEWS?

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]>> FOLKS, HE IS NOT THE ONLY

PERSON STANDING UP FOR TRANSFATS.

>> THEY ARE COMING AFTER YOURDOUGHNUTS, THEY ARE COMING AFTER

THE TRANS FAT IN YOUR DOUGHNUTS.

>> YES, THEY ARE COMING AFTEROUR DOUGHNUTS, FOR PETE'S SAKES

THEY HAVE ALREADY TAKEN AWAY THEHOLES AND WHY? ON THE FLIMSY

EXCUSE THAT TRANCE FATS AREPROVEN TO CAUSE HEART DISEASE

THE NUMBER ONE KILLER OF ADULTSIN AMERICA, OF THE ADULTS IN

AMERICA SO OBVIOUSLY THEY ARESAFE FOR CHILDREN.

>> FOLKS, YOU CAN HAVE MY TRANCEFATS, YOU CAN HAVE MY TRANCE

FATS WHEN YOU SCRAPE THEM OUT OFMY COLD DEAD HEART, OF COURSE WE

WON'T NOTICE IT IS GONE JUSTBECAUSE TRANCE FATS DON'T HAVE

ANY PARTICULAR TASTE.

NO PARTICULAR TASTE? THAT ISAMERICA'S FAVORITE FLAVOR.

>> YOU TRY LONG JOHN SILVER'SBREADED! STRIPS, THE CLOSEST I

CAN GET IS STRIP.

>> THE BEST ARGUMENT AGAINST THEGOVERNMENT'S ATTACK ON OUR

GENTLEMAN DEZERO CRISCO VALUESCOMES FROM THE HERITAGE

FOUNDATION IN A RECENT ARTICLEENTITLED FDA'S PROPOSED TRANS

FAT BAN AN ATTACK ON FREEDOM.

THEY WRITE, QUOTE, A PERSONDOESN'T EAT A CORN CHIP WITH

TRANS FAT AND THEN DIE, THE DOSEMAKES THE POISON, EVEN IF THEY

EAT SO MUCH TRANS FAT THEY INFACT DO HAVE GREATER HEALTH

RISKS THIS IS THEIR PERSONAL ANDINFORMED CHOICE.

YES, THOSE WHO EAT TRANCE FATSARE MAKING AN INFORMED CHOICE.

JUST ASK THE AVERAGE JOE FILLINGHIS CART WITH FROZEN CINNAMON

BUNS HE WILL TELL YOU HE HAS AHANKERING FOR ADDING A HYDROGEN

AT FAMILIAR TO A FATTY ACIDREDUCING THE NUMBER OF DOUBLE

BONDS TO THE MAKES A MALLEABLEMIXTURE OF FAT THAT CANNOT BE

METABOLIZING CAUSING DAMAGE TOTHE TISSUES.

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] AT LEASTTHAT IS WHAT I THINK HE IS

SAYING.

HIS MOUTH WAS FUDDLE OF UNCHEWEDBUN.

>> I HOPE THE NATIONAL HERITAGEGETS IT RIGHT IF YOU DON'T DROP

DEAD AFTER EATING A CHIP ITSHOULDN'T BE REGULATED LIKE IF

YOU DON'T IMMEDIATELY DIE FROMINGEST AGO SMALL AMOUNT OF

FIBERGLASS IT IS TIME TO PUT ITIN ALL OF OUR SNACKS.

>> I MEAN, THEY ALREADY SPRINKLEIT ON HOSTESS SNOWBALLS.

>> NEXT UP, FOLKS I HAVE BEEN AFAN OF MCDONALD'S, THEY ARE THE

KING OF BURGERS, WELL, FOLKS, IAM EXCITED BECAUSE RECENTLY WE

GOT A BEHIND THE LOOK SCENES OFONE OF MCDONALD'S TREASURED MEAT

WITCHES.

>> THEY SAY IGNORANCE IS BLISS,RIGHT, JOE.

>> AND THAT MAY APPLY TO THEMCDONALD'S MCRIB SANDWICH.

A PHOTO OF, WAS TAKEN BY AMCDONALD'S EMPLOYEE OF A --

>> OH, GOLL, SWEET JESUS.

IT WENT VIRAL.

>> IS THERE NO SHAME?

>> MCDONALD'S SAYS THE PATTY ISFORMED IN THE SHAPE OF

TRADITIONAL RIBS, THEY FLASHFREEZE THE MEAT BEFORE SENDING

IT OUT TO THE RESTAURANTS.

THAT IS GROSS.

>> Stephen: OR MAYBE YOU ARETHE ONE THAT IS GROSS, MIKA,

THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH AMCRIB JUST BECAUSE IT APPEARS TO

BE MADE OUT OF SICKLY ET.

>> I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A FIRMBELIEVER THAT THE BEST FOOD

RAISES MORE QUESTIONS THAN ITANSWERS.

IF ANYTHING, THIS PHOTO MAKES MEWANT THIS THING EVEN MORE.

BECAUSE IT ONLY ADDS TO THEGREAT AMERICAN MYSTERY THAT IS

THE MCRIB.

THE ELUSIVE MCRIB HAS APPEAREDAND DISAPPEARED ON MCMENUS WITH

LITTLE WARNING LIKE A MEATBRIGADOON.

MCRIB HUNTERS NEVER KNOW WHATBRIBS BRINGS IT OUT OF HIDING,

IS IT A SURPLUS OFSLAUGHTERHOUSE FLOOR SCRAPINGS,

AND ITS CONTENTS HAVE ALWAYSBEEN CLOAKED IN MYSTERY, THE

MCDONALD'S SITE LISTS 70INGREDIENTS NONE OF WHICH ARE

RIB, THOUGH IT DOES INCLUDEAZO-DICARBON-AMIDE, A FLOUR

BLEACHING AGENT USED IN YOGAMATS.

>> SO EVEN A MCRIB TECHNICALLYCOUNTS AS EXERCISE.

[ APPLAUSE ] AND THIS PHOTOMIGHT JUST EXPLAIN MCDONALD'S

NEW SLOGAN, THINK WITH YOURMOUTH.

BECAUSE IF YOU THINK WITH YOURBRAIN, I AM NOT SURE IF YOU

WOULD EAT IT.

WE WILL BE RIGHT BACK.

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]>> WELCOME BACK, EVERYBODY.

NATION, YOU KNOW I LIKE TO STAYON THE CUTTING EDGE OF

TECHNOLOGY, EVERY TIME THEYANNOUNCE A NEW TECH DEVICE I AM

THE FIRST ONE TO RECEIVE A ALERTON MY BEEPER.

THAT IS TELLING ME RIGHT NOW TOCHECK THE OLD FAX MACHINE.

>> WHAT'S THAT? I GET 1,000FREE AOL MINUTES? I CAN FINALLY

FINISH DOWN LOWING THAT PICTUREOF TERI HATCHER! FORCE.

>> FOLKS, THAT IS WHY I WAS SOEXCITED TO LEARN ABOUT AN

AMAZING NEW PRODUCT FROM DOUBLEROBOTICS.

>> WHEN YOU NEED TO BE IN THEOFFICE BUT CAN'T BE THERE, HOW

ABOUT HAVING A ROBOT STAND INYOUR PLACE? THAT'S THE IDEA

WITH DOUBLE, DOUBLE IS THE IPADCAMERA AS YOUR REMOTE EYE,

DOUBLE IS WHAT BUSINESSES WHOWANT TO HAVE A PHYSICAL PRESENCE

IN THE OFFICE.

>> IT'S LIKE YOU'RE ACTUALLYRIGHT HERE!

>> THAT'S RIGHT.

A MOBILE ROBOT THAT GIVESTELECOMMUTERS A LIFE LIKE

PRESENCE AT THE OFFICE, AS LONGAS THAT OFFICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

STAIRS.

>> NOW, SURE, BEFORE THE DOUBLECAME ALONG YOU COULD SKYPE WITH

YOUR COWORKERS, BUT THAT ROBSYOU OF THE MOST FUN PART OF THE

WORKDAY THE VALUABLE TIME YOUSPEND WALKING FROM ROOM TO ROOM.

>> EVEN OFFICE AFFAIRS AREEASIER WITH A DOUBLE, NOW YOU

CAN STAY AT HOME WHILE STILLGETTING IT ON WITH YOUR

ASSISTANT VANESSA IN THE BROOMCLOSET OR SKYPING JANET FROM

ACCOUNTS AND MAKING A THREE-WAY.

BUT DON'T FORGET TO USE SURGEPROTECTION.

THE ONLY PROBLEM I SEE -- YES,PEOPLE LOVE JANICE.

PEOPLE LOVE JANET.

THE ONLY PROBLEM I SEE WITH THEDOUBLE IS THAT THAT IF EVERYBODY

STARTS TELECOMMUTING TO THEOFFICE THERE WILL BE NO ONE LEFT

TO PICK UP ALL THE OVERTURNEDROBOTS.

IF YOU'RE AS COMMITTED TOPRODUCTIVITY AS I AM, YOU'LL

BRING THE DOUBLE WITH YOU TOWORK, FIRST OF ALL YOU CAN USE

THE CAR POOL LANE, AND BEST OFALL THE DOUBLE SAVES MONEY BY

ELIMINATING EXPENSIVE STAFF LIKEBY UNPAID INTERN, JAY THE

INTERN, SPEAKING OF WHICH I CANGO FOR A NICE WARM CUP OF

COFFEE.

JAY, GET ON OUT HERE.

COME ON, JAY.

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]. YES,STEPHEN?

>> DON'T TALK TO ME, JAY.

TALK TO ME.

HERE WE GO.

ALL RIGHT.

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]>> Stephen: JAY, COME ON, TALK

TO ME.

THERE YOU GO.

STOP.

THERE.

STOP THERE.

THERE YOU GO.

THERE YOU GO.

THERE YOU GO.

THERE YOU GO.

THERE WE ARE.

JAY, I HAVE SOMETHING VERYIMPORTANT TO TELL YOU.

>> YES?

>> Stephen: TALK TO THE STICK!

>> OKAY.

>> Stephen: YOU'RE FIRED.

>> BUT WHO WILL BRING YOU YOURCOFFEE?

>> Stephen: GIVE IT TO THESTICK! THANK YOU.

NOW, ADIOS, YOU PARASITE, COMEON, GET OUT OF HERE.

>> OKAY.

NOW THAT THAT UGLY BUSINESS ISOVER, TIME TO ENJOY MY PIPING

HOT CUP OF JOE.

ALL RIGHT.

LET'S DO THIS THING.

HERE WE GO.

YEP.

THERE WE GO.

DOWN AND IN.

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]>> Stephen: JAY! JAY? WE

WILL BE RIGHT BACK.

JAY, ARE YOU THERE?

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

MY GUEST TONIGHT, GOOD NEWS.

THE PROSTATE IS PERFECTLYNORMAL.

PLEASE WELCOME ED STONE.

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] THANKSSO MUCH FOR COMING ON.

MR. STONE, DR. STONE, JUST ED?

>> ED IS FINE.

>> ALL RIGHT, ED.

LISTEN, YOU WERE -- YOU AREPROFESSOR AT CAL TECH AND YOU

WERE FORMER DIRECTOR OF THE NASAJET PROPULSION LABORATORY.

NOW, EXPLAIN WHY GPL IS SOIMPORTANT, WHY IS THAT SO

IMPORTANT?

>> GPL IS DESIGNS SPACECRAFTTHAT GO TO THE PLANETS AND ALSO

DOES EARTH OBSERVATIONS ANDASTROPHYSICS AND WELL.

>> Stephen: AND YOU ARE THEGUYS CONTROLLING IT ONCE IT GETS

ON THE PLANET OR GETS AROUND THEPLANET OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT?

>> THAT'S RIGHT.

>> Stephen: AND ASTRONAUTSTHEY GET ALL THE TICKER TAPE

PARADES AND I LOVE THEM AND IWANT TO BE ONE, BUT YOU GUYS ARE

THE GUYS WHO ARE HUMPING IT DAYAND NIGHT, YEAR AFTER YEAR TO

LEARN THINGS ABOUT OUR SOLARNEIGHBORHOOD, RIGHT?

>> THAT'S RIGHT.

>> Stephen: DO YOU EVER GETANGRY AT THOSE GUYS?

>> NO, WE ARE HAVING TOO MUCHFUN.

>> Stephen: HOW DID YOU GETINTO DOING THIS?

>> ACTUALLY, I WAS A GRADUATESTUDENT IN THE, WHEN THE

SPACE-AGE BEGAN SO I WAS THEREAT THE BEGINNING AND I HAVE BEEN

DOING THESE THINGS NOW FOR OVER50 YEARS.

>> Stephen: NOW, WE HAVE ALITTLE, A VIDEO RIGHT HERE, THIS

IS THE VOYAGER SPACECRAFT BEINGLAUNCHED, WHAT YEAR ARE WE

TALKING ABOUT HERE?

>> WE LAUNCHED TWO SPACECRAFT IN1977 AND THAT WAS A VERY SPECIAL

YEAR, ONCE EVERY 176 YEARS YOUCAN LAUNCH A SPACECRAFT THAT CAN

FLY BY ALL FOUR OF THE GIANTOUTER PLANETS, JUPITER, SATURN,

URANUS AND NEPTUNE, 1977 SOTHAT'S WHAT WE DID.

>> Stephen: THE MOON IS IN THESEVENTH HOUSE AND MARS IS

ALIGNED -->> THAT'S RIGHT.

>> Stephen: THE DAWNING OF THEAGE OF AQUARIUS.

>> YES, YES.

>> Stephen: ALL RIGHT.

SO THOSE VOYAGER'S ORIGINALMISSION?

>> ITS ORIGINAL MISSION WASACTUALLY A MISSION TO SATURN

BECAUSE IN THAT TIME SPACECRAFTDIDN'T LAST LONG SO A FOUR-YEAR

MISSION, EVERYTHING AFTER THATWAS SORT OF A BONUS SO AFTER WE

FINISHED SATURN WE WENT ON TOURANUS AND AFTER THAT WE WENT TO

NEPTUNE AND NOW WE ARE FINALLYREACHED INTERSTELLAR SPACE.

>> Stephen: SOME OF THE PHOTOSIT WAS ABLE TO BRING BACK, TELL

ME WE ARE TALKING ABOUT 1980,81?

>> THAT IS 1979 WHEN WE FLEW BYJUPITER AND THE GREAT RED SPOT,

ALL OF THE STORMS YOU CAN SEE INTHE JOVIAL ATMOSPHERE.

>> Stephen: THE FIRST CLOSE-UPSHOT WE EVER GOT.

>> THAT'S RIGHT.

>> Stephen: AND LET'S CYCLETHROUGH THESE.

>> AND THEN SATURN, 1980 AND1981 WITH THE WONDERFUL RING

SYSTEM AND LOOKING AT IT ITSSATELLITES AND ONE OF THE MOONS

CALLED TITAN WHICH HAS ANATMOSPHERE LIKE EARTH'S.

>> Stephen: NOW, JIM, ONE OFTHE THINGS I REALLY LIKE, A

GREAT SHOT OF THE RINGS IS THATWE WERE THE FIRST ONES, WE WERE

THE FIRST ONES ON EARTH, THEFIRST COUNTRY TO DO THIS THING,

RIGHT?

>> RIGHT.

>> Stephen: WE KIND OF LICKEDEVERY PLANET, ALL RIGHT? IT IS

LIKE LICKING THE DOUGHNUTS ON ATRAY, WE OWN THEM NOW, RIGHT?

>> WE OWN THEM. THE SOLARSEASONAL IS KIND OF AMERICA'S

ISN'T IT?

>> YOU GOT IT, THAT'S RIGHT.

>> Stephen: SO HOW MANY YEARSNOW HAS IT BEEN UP THERE?

>> 36 YEARS.

>> Stephen: 36 YEARS?

>> 36 YEARS.

>> FOUR-YEAR MISSION, 36 YEARS?

>> YES.

WE TOOK IT STEP-BY-STEP.

THIS IS HUMANITY'S LONGEST,GREATEST JOURNEY ADVENTURE.

>> Stephen: NOW SOMETHINGSHALL NOT WE RECENTLY FOUND OUT

ON AUGUST 20 GET OF 2012 THEDATA HAS BEEN CRUNCHED OVER THE

LAST YEAR AND YOU SCFERDSOMETHING THAT HAPPENED ON

AUGUST 5TH, 2012.

>> THE SUN CREATES A HUGE BUBBLEAROUND ITSELF, THE ATMOSPHERE

EXPANDS OUTWARD AT A MILLIONMILES PER HOUR AND WE FINALLY

LEFT THE BUBBLE ON AUGUST 25THOF LAST YEAR AND NOW THERE IS,

WE ARE IN SPACE BETWEEN THESTARS.

>> Stephen: SO HUMANITY IS ININTERSTELLAR SPACE NOW.

>> HUMANITY IS IN INTERSTELLARSPACE FOR THE FIRST TIME.

>> Stephen: HOW DID YOU KNOW.

>> BECAUSE WE MEASURED WHAT WASOUT THERE AND MEASURED IT WAS

DIFFERENT THAN WE HAD BEENSEEING FOR THE FIRTH 30, FOR THE

FIRST 35 YEARS.

>> WHAT IS OUT THERE? BECAUSEAS FAR AS I KNOW NOTHING IS OUT

THERE.

>> WELL, ALMOST NOTHING.

THERE ARE SOME ATOMS, SOME IONSOUT THERE THAT HAVE COME FROM

THE EXPLOSION OF OTHER MASSIVESTARS, SUPER NOVAS AND THAT

FILLS THE SPACE BETWEEN STARS.

>> SO NOW WE ARE OUT OF THESOLAR SYSTEM.

>> YES, WHILE WE ARE OUT OF THEBUBBLE WE STILL AREN'T BEYOND

THE COME METS, THE COME METS AREPART OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM AS WELL

AND ARE IN INTERSTELLAR SPACEWHERE VOYAGER IS NOW.

>> Stephen: THE SO THE FACTTHAT HUMAN AT THIS IS OUTSIDE OF

THE BUBBLE, WE LEFT OURNEIGHBORHOOD, IS THAT

SIGNIFICANT? IT SOUNDS IBELIEVE PRESS RECEIVE.

HOW COME THERE AREN'T, AGAIN,PARADES BECAUSE THIS IS

SIGNIFICANT LIKE COLUMBUSDISCOVERING AMERICA? ARE WE

GOING TO GET OFF A DAY OFF AND AMATTRESS SALE?

>> WE SHOULD.

>> Stephen: WE SHOULD.

>> WE SHOULD, RIGHT.

IT REALLY IS A FIRST STEP FOROUR HUMAN JOURNEY BEYOND EARTH

AND BEYOND THE PLANETS AND INTOSTELLAR SPACE AND THESE TWO

SPACECRAFT NOW WILL BE IN ORBITAROUND THE SUN OF OUR GALAXY FOR

BILLIONS OF YEARS.

>> Stephen: REALLY?

>> YES.

>>>> Stephen: WHAT ARE THEY

RUNNING ON BY THE WAY.

>> NATURAL DECAY ZERO, IT IS AVERY LONG LIVED POWER SOURCE AND

RUN FOR PROBABLY ABOUT ANOTHERTEN YEARS.

>> Stephen: SO IT WILL BE DEADBY 20 --

>> 20-20 FIVE.

>> Stephen: TO 25 AND AFTERTHATS IS A FLYING JUNK HEAP?

>> IT IS OUR FLYING AMBASSADOR.

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]>> Stephen: WHAT IS A SILENT

AMBASSADOR.

>> IT CARRIES A MESSAGE FROMEARTH SAYING THIS IS THE PLACE

THAT SENT THIS OBJECT, SO THAT--

>> Stephen: IS THAT WHAT THISIS?

>> THAT IS WHAT THAT IS.

BEHIND THAT COVER, THAT'S ACOVER TO PROTECT THE RECORD THAT

IS BEHIND IT.

AN OLD-FASHIONED 16 ANDTWO-THIRDS DOUBLE SIDED

LONG-PLAYING RECORD WHICH ISCARRIES A PICTURE, LIKE AN

IMAGE, A STORY OF THE EARTH,.

>> Stephen: SO WE ARE HOPINGTHAT THE ALIENS ARE HIPSTERS WHO

ENJOY VINYL?

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]>> Stephen: WELL,

CONGRATULATIONS.

>> THANK YOU.

>> Stephen: TO YOU AND TOEVERYONE AT GPL, HUMANITY IS NOW

IN INTERSTELLAR SPACE.

ED STONE.

WE WILL BE RIGHT BACK.

[

>> Stephen: LADIES ANDGENTLEMEN, NASA WE BESTOW A

MAJOR HONOR OF ED STONE.

PLEASE WELCOME GALACTICCOMMANDER STEPHEN TIBERIUS

COLBERT!

>> Stephen: LOOK AT ME.

I'M SANDRA BULLOCK!

>> ALL RIGHT.

THAT'S ENOUGH.

THAT'S ENOUGH.

THAT'S IT.

OKAY.

MR. STONE, ED, PLEASE RISE.

PLEASE RISE.

>> IT IS NOW MY HONOR TO PRESENTNASA'S DISTINGUISHED PUBLIC

SERVICE MEDAL TO EDWARD C. STONEFOR A LIFETIME OF EXTRAORDINARY

SCIENTIFIC ACHIEVEMENT ANDOUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP OF SPACE

SCIENCE MISSIONS, AND FOR HISEXEMPLARY SHARING OF THE

EXCITING RESULTS WITH THEPUBLIC.

ED.

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]>> Stephen: A GRATEFUL NATION

THANKS YOU.

>> THANK YOU.

>> Stephen: ED STONE,EVERYBODY.

GOOD NIGHT! GOOD NIGHT, MOON.

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