Yesterday, 10/10, was a historic day for Malaysia. Malaysia sent her first citizen into space. Dr Sheikh Muszaphar is the first Malaysian to go into space.
At exactly 9.23pm (Malaysian time), the Soyuz -FG rocket launcher blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Dr Sheikh Muszaphar, Nasa’s commander Peggy Whitson - the first female International Space Station (ISS) commander - and Russian Yuri Malechencko comprise Expedition 16S, which will make a trip to the ISS and return on Oct 21.