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Thursday 5 July 2007 @ 16:01 - GMT

 A 14-year-old girl from Norway has won a trip to French Guiana after winning a competition to choose 10 ditties that will be played for the crew of the International Space Station.

In late April, the European Space Agency asked people to propose a playlist for astronauts on the ISS for a chance to win a free trip to Kourou, French Guiana, in 2008 to watch the Jules Verne Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) lift off on a journey to the space station. More than 1000 entries came in from ESA's 10 member states.

Therese Miljeteig submitted the winning playlist, which will be loaded on an MP3 player that will be sent to the space station on the Jules Verne flight. Her list includes the following songs:

Here Comes The Sun The Beatles
Come Fly With Me Frank Sinatra
Rocket Man Elton
Up Where We Belong Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes
Imagine John Lennon
Flashdance... What A Feeling Irene Cara
Walk of Life Dire Straits
Fly Celine Dion
Rockin' All Over The World Status Quo
I Believe I Can Fly R Kelly