Richard Branson Hits Back at ‘Not Fully Educated’ Billionaire Space Race Haters

Richard Branson joined Stephen Colbert on Tuesday’s The Late Show to share highlights from his recent space adventure — and to hit back at the haters.

“Welcome back to the cool green hills of Earth,” Colbert said after playing a round of footsie with the billionaire, who had just traveled to space on his own rocketship with five other crewmembers from his Virgin Galactic space tourism company.

Branson revealed that he did initially have some doubts and wondered if his body could handle the voyage, but soon realized that the trip was a “dream come true,” adding, “It was extraordinary.”

Colbert quickly identified himself as a lover of space — as any good nerd would — but pointed to the pushback that Branson
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