In less than 30 days, Guy Laliberté will be among the 240 privileged people to have gone to space. He is also among the select few millionaires to have bought the round trip to space at approximately $35 million. Which includes a 12-day stay aboard the international space station.
As with all things Soleil, there will be quite a planetary sideshow to his space travels, including a two-hour special he will be broadcasting to earth. The press release calls Laliberté’s 12-day stay in space a Poetic Social Mission whose aim is to heighten awareness about water.
Along with Man Booker laureate Yann Martel, Woolf + Lapin’s Gilles Brien is contributing to the scientific-based text that Guy Laliberté will be reciting as he orbits earth. The two-hour broadcast from space will include the participation of U2’s Bono, astronaut Julie Payette, both friends of Laliberté, as well as über environmentalists Al Gore and David Suzuki.
All props to the best clown on earth who, incidentally, will be that much closer to the sun.