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Nicole blasts into orbit

NASA Astronaut Nicole Stott, wife of Manxman and boss of space company ManSat Chris Stott, has finally made it into orbit.

Space shuttle Discovery finally blasted off this morning (Saturday) after three delays over the last week due to the weather and technical problems.

Nicole and six other astronauts are on a mission to the International Space Station and are taking food for the crew scientific equipment and a treadmill to maintain astronauts' health.

She's due to spend three months on the ISS.

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