Canada's first space tourist is providing a sneak peek of his latest project Tuesday.
Cirque du soleil founder Guy Laliberté is holding a preview event for a book of more than 150 photos he took during an 11-day stint on the International Space Station in 2009.
"Gaia" is described as the first-ever collection of photographs published by a private space explorer and is officially launching in August.
Laliberté explains in the introduction that the name "Gaia", the Greek word for Mother Earth, has always been special for him and happens to be part of his eldest daughter's first name.
The bilingual coffee table book is available in several versions and is priced for all pocketbooks.
A hardcover edition will go for $68, another version will cost $960, and a limited luxury hand-bound edition will require forking over $7,000.
Proceeds from the sale will go to One Drop, a non-profit organization founded by Laliberté that aims to eliminate poverty.