Malaysia Flying High – First Astronaut Into Space

October 12, 2007

Two days back, on 9.21pm, Dr. Sheikh Muszaphar was blasted into space with his fellow astronauts/cosmonauts/coconuts (Whatever you call them) USA’s Peggy Whitson and Russia’s Yuri Malenchenko from Baikonur, Kazakhstan.

Dr. Sheikh Muszaphar (left), Mr Yuri (middle), Peggy Whitson (right)

Mr. Yuri never (never!) laughs. He just smiles or doesn’t smile. Dunno why.

Congrats to Malaysia, Mr. Abdullah Badawi and Mr. Sheikh himself. He would be spending Hari Raya in space and he has to pray for 80 times per day. Now that’s something. Anyway, this definitely places Malaysia higher in a higher position in the world! Great gift as it is Malaysia’s 50th year of independence.

Video of the Soyuz TMA-11 blasting into space, which was taken from Astro channel 588

Hopefully, Malaysia’s secondary astronaut, Captain Faiz Khaleed will be into space too someday.


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