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Last Updated: Tuesday April 10 2007 11:48 GMT

Man lands in space for holiday

Charles Simonyi

A man who paid more than 12m to join Russian astronauts on a trip into space has landed at the International Space Station after a two-day flight.

Businessman Charles Simonyi spent six months in training before being allowed to join the astronauts on the trip.

He is the 450th person to enter space and will be helping to carry out lots of important tests on the station.

But he's making sure they all eat well during his 10-day stay by taking fresh rice pudding for them all to share.

Mr Simonyi will return to Earth on 20 April with two other astronauts who have been working at the space station since September.

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