The Queen told former prime minister Jean Chretien she found the price tag for billionaire clown Guy Laliberte’s recent extra-terrestrial adventure to be excessive.
“She said she would not have done it and she found the price a bit expensive,” Chretien said Tuesday, shortly after being awarded the Order of Merit by the Queen during a private ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
â€œWho would not be thrilled at the news that the founder of Cirque du Soleil would be honored by an award you were involved in creating?â€ commented Eileen Borgeson. Artist Eileen Borgeson and holographer Jeff Allen collaborated to design the Dennis Tito Award for the heroic space tourists who train as astronauts and then return from a visit to the International Space Station (ISS).
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.
NASA Television will rebroadcast the Oct. 9 global event International Space Station resident Guy Laliberte designed to raise awareness about the need for clean water. Laliberte, who founded Cirque du Soleil, hosts the event from aboard the station.
The re-broadcasts of “Moving Stars and Earth for Water” will occurr on Oct. 11 and 12. The schedule is:
Sunday, October 11 – 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. EDT Monday, October 12 – 1 p.m. and 9 p.m. EDT
For NASA TV streaming video, schedule and downlink information, visit:
Cirque du Soleil founder leads out of this world broadcast for water Montreal Gazette
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.
Guy Laliberte announces confirmed participation of additional world-renowned celebrities and musicians in his Poetic Social Mission, as he prepares for the Expedition 21 launch. A 120-minute global event featuring musical performances by major international artists and the reading of a poetic tale by well-known celebrities, the Poetic Social Mission seeks to raise awareness through artistic illustration of the humanitarian struggles and solutions associated with water.
Canadian space tourist Guy Laliberte could be the last space tourist for many years unless the United States decides to extend shuttle missions beyond next year, the Associated Press reports:
Guy Laliberte, 50, spent about $35 million to reserve his spot on the Soyuz. He will spend 12 days aboard the orbiting outpost, and is expected to be the last space tourist to board the station for at least a few years due to the upcoming retirement of NASAâ€™s shuttle fleet.
Yuri’s Night wishes to officially express its strongest support for the upcoming Poetic Social Mission Event: Moving Stars and Earth for Water. This performance by the next private space explorer, Guy Laliberte, is scheduled to be broadcast live around the world Friday October 9th, 8:00 PM ET (12 AM GMT) during his stay on the International Space Station.