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Cigars in space as astronaut becomes father

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A US astronaut on board the space shuttle Atlantis is literally walking on air, with the news of the birth of his daughter back on Earth.

Randolph Bresnik, who is on his first space flight, became a father for a second time when baby Abigail was born in Houston, Texas.

Cigars were handed out on board the space shuttle to celebrate the baby's arrival.

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