The seventh space tourist has left earth for a 10 day trip.A camera on board the Soyuz module showed the international space station slowly come into view on a giant screen at mission control near Moscow. The Russian spacecraft is being crewed by a Russian cosmonaut and a US astronaut. Canadian circus billionaire Guy Laliberte, dubbed the first clown in space, paid 24 million euros for his seat. A former fire-breather and founder of the Montreal-based Cirque du Soleil, Laliberte plans to use the trip to draw attention to the importance of access to clean water on Earth. He is due to hold a two-hour webcast on the 9th of October linking 14 cities across the world and featuring former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, and Irish rock group U2.
Seventh Space Tourist Leaves Earth