Cirque du Soleil founder leads out of this world broadcast for water
Canadian space tourist Guy Laliberteâ€™s â€œPoetic Social Missionâ€ into space was transmitted live to the world Friday night, with help from an international, star-studded cast preaching the value of one of our planetâ€™s most precious resources â€” water.
The two-hour show, titled Moving Stars and Earth for Water, was broadcast on TV and the Internet via Laliberteâ€™s charity foundation, Onedrop.org. It began with a word from Laliberte floating in zero gravity aboard the Russian spaceship Soyuz TMA-16 docked to the International Space Station in Earth orbit, and went on to feature appearances by U2, Shakira, Al Gore, David Suzuki, Peter Gabriel and others from 14 cities around the globe.
â€œHello everyone, welcome to the International Space Station,â€ Laliberte began. â€œI am an artist, not a scientist.â€
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