Sunday, September 30, 2012

This Day in History September 30, 2009

Expedition 21 Lifts Off

I was not aware of this piece of history even though it happened only a few years ago.  On this date in 2009,  
Guy Laliberte became the first clown in space.  He headed to the International Space Station, and he paid 35 million for his ticket!  He is known for being the creator of Cirque de Soleil, and his hope was to provide awareness for the need for clean water throughout the world.  He traveled with a Russian cosmonaut and a U.S. astronaut.  He took nine red clown noses into space with him, and the purpose of his mission was artistic as opposed to scientific.  

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