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Connector of the Day: Guy Laliberte

September 22nd, 2009
04:34 PM ET

His grand plan is to be the "first clown in space." Guy Laliberte, the Canadian founder of the entertainment troupe Cirque Du Soleil, will soon board a Soyuz rocket for a trip to the International Space Station.

Laliberte will be the seventh fare-paying Soyuz astronaut.

Laliberte will be the seventh fare-paying Soyuz astronaut.

The billionaire businessman will become the seventh fare-paying private citizen to journey into orbit. While there, he plans to deliver red clown noses, tickle the professional astronauts and lighten up the atmosphere.

Laliberte says he's wanted to go to space since he was a child but his mission is also to raise awareness of his non-profit foundation OneDrop, which aims to bring clean water to the world.

What do you think about space tourism? Is Laliberte's trip worthwhile, safe, the ultimate holiday - or just a new playground for the rich?

He joins us Wednesday on Connect the World so don't miss the opportunity to put your views to Laliberte. Send us your questions and we’ll select the best ones to ask him.