Canadian circus founder will be next space tourist

Canadian circus entrepreneur Guy Laliberte is about to embark on the ultimate high-flying act as the world's seventh private citizen to buy a ticket into space.The 50-year-old, Quebec-born founder of Cirque du Soleil has a colourful resume. He's an accordion player, a stilt walker and a fire breather - now, he'll add astronaut to that list as he prepares for a Sept. 30 launch aboard a Russian Soyuz capsule en route to the International Space Station.Laliberte is the latest customer of Space Adventures Ltd.