No, they aren't going into space but they are joining in on the festivities.

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Sir Richard Branson is patiently waiting at Spaceport America to take off into space Sunday morning, around 7 am. This iconic event will be streamed live on Virgin Galactic's website, so of course, they are making it a big event.

That is where Stephen Colbert and Khalid come in.

First, I heard the news of Khalid partnering up with Sir Branson to premiere a new song at the event. He tweeted out the good news on Friday:

Saturday morning, while watching KVIA, they reported the good news of Stephen Colbert joining in on the festivities by announcing he will be the announcer for the live event.

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According to the tweet thread, this could either have started at a joke and landed Colbert a gig, or they planned this announcement all along.

Either way, I am beyond excited that two of my favorite people will be basically in El Paso's backyard to celebrate rich people going into space!

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