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  Astronaut breaks record with space trip
Updated 09 April 2002, 17.55
The US space shuttle Atlantis with her crew of seven clears the tower as she climbs to orbit
Most people would be happy to fly into space just once.

But American astronaut Jerry Ross has broken a record after being the first person to be launched into space seven times.

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ISS above the Earth
Jerry and six crewmates flew into space aboard the Atlantis shuttle, which blasted off from Florida on Monday.

Atlantis is on a mission to supply the International Space Station with a 13-metre long piece of steel that will form the station's "backbone".

Last minute hitches

Crew enter the space shuttle Atlantis
Crew enter the space shuttle
However the space craft nearly didn't blast off as a few last-minute hitches were discovered.

But Nasa technicians managed to fix the problems before launching the shuttle with just 11 seconds to spare.

Forty-five more shuttle missions are needed to deliver all the parts to make the international space station complete.

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