BAIKONUR (Kazakhstan): Hospital UKMâ€™s Dr Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor will make history when he goes into space on board the Russian Soyuz TMA-11 spacecraft at 9.22pm (Malaysian time) on Wednesday.
â€œItâ€™s a small step for me, but a great leap for the Malaysian people,â€™â€™ Dr Sheikh Muszaphar â€“ the first Malaysian to go into space â€“ told the Associated Press, rephrasing Neil Armstrongâ€™s legendary words after the Apollo landing on the moon in 1969.
He will spend 10 days in space, including eight on board the International Space Station (ISS) where he will be part of the ISS Expedition16 crew.
Another first for the Malaysian Angkasawan is that he will be hosting a Hari Raya party on board the space station on the first day of Syawal. He has taken satay and some kuih Raya to treat the others on board.
1 Hour more!.. Malaysians! watching your TV now.. History of our country.. 🙂