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Houston, We Have a Baby: Astronaut's Wife Gives Birth

Talk about one proud papa. Astronaut Randy Bresnik is beaming with joy at the arrival of his new baby daughter, who was born late Saturday while he circled the Earth.The astronaut announced the birth of his baby girl Abigail Sunday morning after two days of waiting for news aboard the linked shuttle Atlantis and International Space Station. His wife Rebecca had the baby in Houston Saturday night at 11:04 p.m. local time on a day that also included Bresnik's first-ever spacewalk outside the station.• SLIDESHOW: Atlantis astronauts go for a spacewalk• SLIDESHOW: Space Shuttle Atlantis mission in pictures"Momma and baby are doing very well," Bresnik radioed Mission Control. He thanked the flight controllers there and all of NASA for their support."On behalf of the planet Earth ground team, please accept our heartfelt congratulations," Mission Control said.Bresnik and his wife had expected their daughter to be born on Friday to avoid a potential conflict with the astronaut's two spacewalks...

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