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Space

Submission + - X-Prize funder becomes space tourist

DrKyle writes: Anousheh Ansari, namesake of the Ansari X-prize, has become the first female space tourist, fourth overall. Liftoff took place at 1010 local time (0410 GMT) and the Soyuz has entered orbit successfully, officials said. Ms Ansari will return on 28 September with two other space station occupants.

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