In this PG-13 clip, Elon Musk, made an appearance on Colbert last week.
As head of the private company SpaceX, he has successfully delivered small satellites to space, and more recently, following an abort with one second to spare, demonstrated a nervy same-day turnaround for his heavy lift rocket, Falcon-9, reaching orbit later that afternoon.
The space entrepreneur will be ferrying cargo and, if all goes according to plan, astronauts, to the space station in the not too distant future as the private sector increasingly handles trips to and from low Earth orbit, freeing NASA for more ambitious missions.
But as Colbert deadpans, the return will be extra.
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