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Last Updated: Sunday June 22 2008 12:53 GMT

Boy sets new space flight record

Jules, 7, (center) floats with his brother Gerard (bottom left) during the zero gravity flight

A seven-year-old boy in Ecuador has become the youngest person ever to fly in a plane with zero gravity.

Jules Nader and his brother Gerard were on board the first test flight of the plane, which lets passengers feel what it's like to be in space.

Ecuador's first astronaut Ronnie Nader, who's also the boys dad, led the project developed by Ecuador's Air Force and Civil Space Agency.

Jules spent 50 seconds floating in zero gravity during the hour-long flight.

Jules with his Guinness World Record certificate
Jules is a Guinness World Record holder

He said: "When we were at zero gravity we felt like something was going up your body. And all of a sudden we all moved upwards and then we turned like Spiderman."

But the experience wasn't just about breaking records and getting a taste of life as an astronaut.

Jules and Gerard had to spend one month in training before they were allowed to take off and also helped out with scientific experiments during the flight.