Video: Colbert tries landing space shuttle
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With his astronaut training at Johnson Space Center complete, last night Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert showed off what he learned by strapping into the space shuttle simulator and attempting a landing.
"Tonight I present the dramatic conclusion of my attempt to boldly go where many men, quite a few women and several chimps have gone before."
Watch the conclusion to his astronaut adventures above.
Citing an uncertain economy and eroding job security, Colbert visited Johnson Space Center last month to implement an ill-advised backup plan for his career: training to be an astronaut.
His mission to save the space program helped get him an invitation from NASA that he accepted with his usual grace.
"I never in a million years thought I would see the day when I would want to go to Houston. NASA, I accept!"
Part 1 of his visit first aired Monday night. In his job interview with astronaut Steve Lindsey, Colbert admits he lashes out in zero gravity, has a spastic colon and needs a lot of time alone:
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In Part 2, which aired Tuesday night, Colbert begins his astronaut training by working in zero gravity, running on his space treadmill and test-driving moon wheels:
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