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Woman space tourist returns to Earth

india Updated: Sep 29, 2006 17:37 IST

The world's first woman space tourist Anousheh Ansari landed safely on Friday in Kazakhstan at the end of a 10-day trip to the International Space Station (ISS).

Suspended from parachutes, a Soyuz TMA-8 capsule touched down in the Central Asian republic, the news agency Interfax  reported from the mission control centre.

Accompanying the Iranian-born US entrepreneur were Russian cosmonaut Pavel Vinogradov and US astronaut Jeffrey Williams, who have completed a six-month flight on the station.

Ansari, 40, is the fourth commercial space traveller and the first woman tourist to visit the ISS, paying around $ 20 million to the Russian space agency.