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  Couple marry in world's first 'space wedding'
Updated 11 August 2003, 07.59
The bride stood next to a cardboard cut-out of her groom
A couple have had a wedding that is truly out of this world!

The bride was in Texas, USA, but the groom was 240 miles above the earth in space on the International Space Station (ISS).

Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko married his American girlfriend by video link between the ISS and Nasa space control in Houston.

Cardboard cut-out

Bride Yekaterina Dmitriyeva wore a traditional ivory wedding dress, while her husband wore a bright blue space suit with a bow tie.

His best man was fellow astronaut Edward Lu who played the wedding march on a portable keyboard.

And so she didn't feel too lonely, the bride stood next to a cardboard cut-out of her groom.

The couple wanted to get married in the same room, but Yuri's space mission was extended, so they decided to have a space wedding.

They've sold the video of their wedding to an American TV company, so the unusual service will be shown there on Monday night.

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