Laliberte Eager to Assess Impact of Global Show

Surrounded by medical personnel, seated from left to right are spaceflight participant Guy Laliberte, Expedition 20 Commander Gennady Padalka and Expedition 20 Flight Engineer Michael Barratt.They had landed minutes before at 12:32 a.m. EDT aboard the Soyuz capsule near the town of Arkalyk, Kazakhstan, on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009.
Surrounded by medical personnel, seated from left to right are spaceflight participant Guy Laliberte, Expedition 20 Commander Gennady Padalka and Expedition 20 Flight Engineer Michael Barratt.They had landed minutes before at 12:32 a.m. EDT aboard the Soyuz capsule near the town of Arkalyk, Kazakhstan, on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009.

Guy Laliberte will assess global impact of his two-hour space extravaganza
The Canadian Press

Back from his trip in space, Circus magnate Guy Laliberte said Sunday he’ll soon be ready to follow up on the outcome of the two-hour extravaganza of poetry, science and dance that he orchestrated from orbit.

“As you know, I was on a personal mission which was to create an event to talk about the situation of water in the world,” he said in an interview broadcast Sunday on NASA TV.

“I can’t wait to know what happened – because I was in space I don’t know at all the result.”

Still visibly weak from his return to Earth, the Cirque du soleil founder wants to assess the impact of his “poetic social mission in space” that featured former U.S. vice president Al Gore, U2 and Shakira, who all participated back on Earth last Friday, performing in 14 cities on five continents.

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