Thursday, October 11, 2007

First Malaysian in Space

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.

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