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Bill Nye the Science Guy joins forces with Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin at a New York fashion show. (Buzz Aldrin via Twitter)

To be a fashionable geek is usually a contradiction of terms, but Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin and Bill Nye (“the Science Guy”) pulled it off during New York Men’s Fashion Week.

The 87-year-old former astronaut teamed up with the bowtie-wearing educator and TV personality to show off space-shiny duds designed by Nick Graham.

Nye, who got his start on TV as a geeky experimenter on KING-TV’s “Almost Live” late-night show, doubled as the announcer for this week’s runway outing, titled “Life on Mars: Fall-Winter 2035.”

Nye wore a silver-and-charcoal suit featuring a Saturn print, while Aldrin showed off a shiny metallic bomber jacket, worn over a black and silver version of his trademark “Get Your Ass to Mars” T-shirt.

The show marked a remarkable comeback for Aldrin, who suffered respiratory problems last month during a trip to Antarctica. At the show, Aldrin talked about the importance of exploration – and referred to comments that President Donald Trump made about space spending during the campaign.

“I think I have to tell the president that exploration inspires more than fixing potholes,” he said.

Aldrin, who’s been a contestant on “Dancing With the Stars” and had a cameo role on the “30 Rock” TV series, was in fashionably fine spirits on Twitter after the show:

Nye was in high spirits as well. In a style report for Vogue, he admitted to owning about 500 bow ties and said he’d be wearing his Nick Graham suits on his Netflix show, “Bill Nye Saves the World.”

The next couple of years will be big ones for Aldrin, climaxing with the golden anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing in 2019. So it’s good to hear that Graham plans to keep the moonwalker in fashion.

“‘I have already made some pieces for him to wear … to the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Apollo missions,” the designer told The Daily Mail.

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