Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Bringing funny to space

A lot of people seem to think space is serious business, but they might change their mind after this week.

Very, VERY early Wednesday morning, at about 3:14 a.m. EDT, billionaire space tourist Guy Laliberte, famous for founding the Cirque du Soleil will be getting a little closer to the soleil on the top of a Soyuz rocket.

Word has it, the former clown and street performer is planning on bringing several clown noses for his fellow astronauts and pulling various pranks. And, no joke, this trip is costing him about $35 million dollars...yup, you read that right. Thirty. Five. Million!

But it won't just be fun and games. Every space tourist who visits the Space Station, in addition to having to pass a long series of tests for fitness and readiness to travel to space, are expected to be a contributing member of the team even if it is only as a guinea pig.

So have fun on the ride, Guy. I'm going to be sleeping.

Clear skies!

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