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Cirque du Soleil founder to be next space tourist
A Canadian billionaire who turned a passion for acrobatics and circus acts into a global entertainment empire will look for inspiration in space in September when he becomes the latest "space tourist." Guy Laliberte, 49, founder of Montreal-based Cirque du Soleil, which operates fast-moving cultural-themed circus shows, told reporters on Thursday his foray outside the Earth's atmosphere would be a "poetic, social mission."
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