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Monday, 29 April, 2002, 07:44 GMT 08:44 UK
In pictures: Second space tourist
South African internet millionaire Mark Shuttleworth is on his way to the International Space Station.

Hailed by the South African president as a courageous pioneer for Africa, he is a paying guest on a 10-day mission.

Mark Shuttleworth (AP)
Contemplating the trip

Rocket on launchpad (AFP)
The rocket is ready

Italian astronaut Roberto Vittori and wife (AP)
On the way to the launchpad: Italian astronaut Roberto Vittori and wife

Mark Shuttleworth (AP)
Trying the space suit on for size

Mark Shuttleworth blows a kiss to his family (AP)
Saying goodbye

Rocket (AP)
On the way at last

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