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Laliberte: Space Travel is Great

By Doug Messier
Parabolic Arc
October 15, 2009
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Guy Laliberté recalls ‘amazing ride’ in space
Vancouver Sun

Canadian billionaire space tourist Guy Laliberté spoke with wonder Tuesday about his two-week voyage in space, calling his experience an amazing ride while admitting he had on occasion felt queasy.

“Everything was an amazing ride and I would go back up there right now to do it again,” Laliberté, the 50-year-old founder of circus show Cirque du Soleil, told a press conference at Star City outside Moscow.

Laliberté landed on Sunday after blasting off from Baikonur in the Soyuz space craft on September 30 and docking at the International Space Station (ISS).

Smiling broadly, Laliberté called his trip “mission accomplished.” He spoke flanked by U.S. astronaut Michael Barratt and Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka who had both returned to earth after long stints on the station.

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