American businessman Dennis Tito achieves a 40-year dream by becoming the world's first space tourist.
Mr Tito floats through a hatch into the space station, shortly after the Soyuz spacecraft docks.
Despite feelings of queasiness, Mr Tito says he had no trouble with weightlessness.
Moments after the launch, Mr Tito said that he felt 'great'
The journey up into orbit took just nine minutes
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After being dressed in his space suit, Mr Tito needs help to stand
Looking confident, the crew make their way on to the rocket
The Soyuz rocket stands on the launch pad at the Baikonur cosmodrome as final preparations are made