Malayasian to space?

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alokmohan

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Malaysia, whose first astronaut is at the International Space Station, will send a second citizen into space in the next two years, the science minister said according to repor<br /> <br />Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor, a 35-year-old doctor and part-time model, blasted off Wednesday aboard a Russian Soyuz space craft with Russian cosmonaut Yury Malenchenko and NASA's Peggy Whitson.<br /><br />Science, Innovation and Technology Minister Jamaluddin Jarjis said from Moscow that Muszaphar's back-up candidate, Faiz Khaleed, would become Malaysia's next astronaut or "angkasawan" in the Malay language.<br /><br />"Captain doctor Faiz Khaleed will be the primary angkasawan and the next mission, probably in 2008 or 2009, should have him doing more challenging tasks," Jamaluddin said according to the New Straits Times.<br /><br />"This could involve him doing a space walk or conducting repairs to the spacecraft," he said.<br /><br />"I hope to submit a proposal http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20071013/sc_afp/malaysiarussiaspace<br />
 
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This is currently being discussed in the Soyuz Launch of Expedition 16 thread. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em><font color="#000000">But the Krell forgot one thing John. Monsters. Monsters from the Id.</font></em> </font></p><p><font color="#000080">I really, really, really, really miss the "first unread post" function</font><font color="#000080"> </font></p> </div>
 
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That is awesome, seeing other nations that don't have access into space getting a ride and building a space agency with the help of the others.<br /><br />Just fantastic!
 
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