Media Advisory - Cirque du Soleil's Guy Laliberté Heading into Outer Space!

    Ian Halperin, author of the sole biography of Laliberté, will be
    available for media questions during Laliberté's 12-day mission

MONTREAL, Sept. 29 /CNW Telbec/ - On Wednesday, September 30, Guy Laliberté, the billionaire founder of Cirque du Soleil, will blast off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. In doing so, he will officially become Canada's first space tourist at an estimated personal cost of $35 million.

On Sept. 23rd, 2009, Montreal-based Transit Publishing released the first critical, independent biography of Laliberté entitled Guy Laliberté: The Fabulous Story of the Creator of Cirque du Soleil in both Canada and the U.S. Author Ian Halperin will be available until Oct. 12 to answer questions about Laliberté the artist, entrepreneur, and now space traveller. Ian is also the author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller, Unmasked: The Final Years of Michael Jackson published in July 2009.


For further information: For further information: François Turgeon, General Director, Transit Publishing Inc., (514) 273-0123,,

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