According to Reuters – Canadian circus billionaire Guy Laliberte (dubbed the first clown in space) arrived in a Russian space craft at the International Space Station yesterday, for a 10-day trip on the space shuttel that cost him over $35 million.
Laliberte is a former fire-breather and founder of the Montreal based Cirque du Soleil. He donned a red clown’s nose, and brought some for the other astronauts (nice guy!) and waved to his wife and children in a video link-up from the space station to mission control. Laliberte plans to use the trip to draw attention to the importance of access to clean water on Earth. He is scheduled to hold a two-hour webcast on October 9, featuring former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, Irish rock group U2 and others– so catch that show and tell others.
The 50-year-old Laliberte is worth an estimated $2.5 billion, having turned a passion for acrobatics and circus acts into a global entertainment empire. Our TIP for today is support and demand access to clean water, free clean water, and rights for space tourism as part of our human rights. There is no basis for any country, corporation, person, or doctrine (that is sane) to deny us such rights. On the other hand, if we wish to discuss how insanely creative we truly are, go see a wonderful Cirque de Soleil show when it comes to your area until you can afford the 35Million he paid for the privilege of being the 7th Earth space tourist for an off-world experience, a truly insane amount!
Wikipedia on space tourism includes one of our clients (ISA clients), Dennis Anthony Tito, (see Dennis Tito, engineer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist), more widely known as the first space tourist to pay for his own ticket. In mid-2001 he spent nearly eight days in orbit on Soyuz TM-32, the International Space Station, and Soyuz TM-31. Mr. Tito has been instrumental in prompting others to go, but now that the crew of the shuttle has been expanded the likelihood of more privately self funded astronauts will be curtailed.
That leaves Richard Branson of Virgin spacetravel (Wiki main article: Virgin Galactic ), who we believe will go down as one of the greatest entrepreneurs in our human history, not just for privately funding space travel and jump starting it with Paul Allen’s X prize (a joint venture between Paul Allen and Scaled Composites, Burt Rutan‘s aviation company, in their Tier One program) to ensure we go off world, as a continuing adventure of our human legacy. These are visionaries who are fearless example of men without geographical limits. Branson decided to build the first space port for Virgin Galactic in New Mexico under the friendly space exploration loving Governor Paul Richardsen’s kindred passion, who loved that vision and helped make it possible. As a former resident of Santa Fe, I’m excited for space tourists to see the land of enchantment’s skies before they take off into the Big Sky. I love that Sir Richard Branson is a self-made billionaire, a high school dropout, and dyslexic (me too), who didn’t let any disadvantage stop his adventuring into new frontiers. Virgin Airline is offering suborbital spaceflights on Virgin Galactic with a new version of SpaceShipOne featured on their website. See description of flights, the vehicle, and offered bookings on a first come first go basis at www.virgingalactic.com/
SUPPORT CLEAN WATER AND SPACE TOURISM!
Serving Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Bel Air, Benedict Canyon, Torrance, Hancock Park, Laurel Canyon, Los Feliz, Marina Del Rey, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Melrose. Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Encino, Woodland Hills, Topanga Canyon, Westwood, Hollywood Hills, Pasadena, San Mareno, Santa Barbara, Orange County, Ventura County, California, New York, & the greater United States…
Our Best Advice has been brought to you by www.ISAstaffing.com, renowned Best of The Best in Household Work and Domestic Help staffing. Visit often for other great ideas, use our Tell A Friend featured link to this blog, and our Domestic Staffing website to pass our HOT TIPS and renowned services. THANKS!