Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A clown has gone into Space !

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan — The billionaire founder of the Cirque du Soleil show Wednesday blasted off on a Russian rocket to bring his trademark humour and acrobatic energy into the ultra-serious world of space flight.

Guy Laliberte, 50, a Canadian citizen who spent millions from a personal fortune on his two week visit to the International Space Station (ISS), is likely to be the last such "space tourist" for several years.

He blasted off on schedule from Russia's Baikonur cosmodrome, located in neighbouring Kazakhstan, at 0714 GMT alongside a professional Russian cosmonaut and US astronaut

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Another Clown headed into Space ... in Ibiza

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