Monday, October 12, 2009
One Drop of Water
SPACE CLOWN: Canadian circus tycoon Guy Laliberte returned from space Sunday, making a safe landing in the steppes of northern Kazakhstan to cap off a weeklong joyride through orbit. Laliberte, founder of Cirque du Soleil, paid $35 million to become "the first clown in space," and broadcast a performance from the International Space Station on Friday highlighting threats to fresh drinking-water sources back on Earth. Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, U2 and Shakira also participated in the broadcast. Laliberte often wore a bulbous red clown nose while in space, and promised to tickle his fellow astronauts in their sleep. The 50-year-old former stilt-walker and fire-breather was seen wearing the red clown nose as he was helped out of the Soyuz space capsule Sunday. (Source: AP)
I watched this show Saturday night. It was only shown via the Internet but was a typically tremendous Cirque-du-Soleil-type creative endeavor but on a world-wide (and space-wide) scale.