Quebecer Guy Laliberté said “Mission accomplished” upon his return from space in a Soyuz rocket along with a Russian cosmonaut and an American astronaut.
Canada’s first space tourist, the Cirque du Soleil founder wanted his “poetic social mission” to focus people’s attention on planetary water issues, a cause that he has espoused via his One Drop Foundation.
From the international space station orbiting Earth at an altitude of over 400 km, Laliberté was master of ceremonies for “Moving Stars and Earth for Water,” an extravaganza featuring performances and presentations from 14 cities around the world. The participants included Al Gore, U2, David Suzuki and Peter Gabriel, who showed their commitment to water conservation and acknowledged the importance of this natural resource.
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