Okay, yes, technically this is another promo for Ridley Scott’s movie The Martian, which is racking up quite an impressive playlist of promos ahead of its Oct. 2 release

But this is by far the best yet. It might be described as the most realistic three-minute glimpse into the future, ever, with a very appropriate and familiar guide

After all, does anyone doubt that the Notorious NDT himself, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, will still be dominating our science-based airwaves with his show Star Talk in the 2030s?

Tyson, who has gratifyingly died his hair just a shade whiter, describes the “2029 Mars landing” as if it’s a real-life recent event. He introduces long shots of super-accurate spacecraft porn worthy of his high-production Fox series, Cosmos. The very real dangers of such a mission are outlined. By the end of it, you’ll be smooth-talked into going to Mars. Get ready to jump on board and mark your calendar for the arrival of the Ares mission Read more…

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson takes you to Mars on this 3-minute mission