Clown to Perform in Space

clown-in-space-1

This is such a cool story! Guy Lalibertém, former street performer and clown behind Cirque du Soleil is heading to the International Space Station to perform!

This is part of a global web event on Oct. 9, 2009, to promote water conservation, “with personalities ranging from Al Gore to U2 putting in guest appearances from 14 cities on Earth.”

From Space.com:

The soon-to-be space clown is set to fly on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Laliberte booked his trip with the Russian Federal Space Agency through the U.S. firm Space Adventures and is reportedly paying about $35 million for the spaceflight.

Wow, that is so awesome. I can’t wait to watch the show!

clown-in-space-3

clown-in-space-2

[via BoingBoing, BBC, Space.com & MSN]


This entry was posted in celebrities, events, news. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Clown to Perform in Space

  1. Birdman says:

    Not a single Space Station 13 comment was seen this day

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *