First Malaysian in space

Posted on October 10, 2007 
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Dr Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor made history today becoming the first Malaysian in space on board the Russian Soyuz TMA-11 spacecraft at about 9.30pm (Malaysian time) on Wednesday, October 10, 2007.

“It’s a small step for me, but a great leap for the Malaysian people,” Dr Sheikh Muszaphar told the Associated Press, rephrasing Neil Armstrong’s legendary words after the Apollo landing on the moon in 1969.

(The screencap off the live TV coverage was taken by my ten-year-old, Jordan Jay, who wondered why no one was in space to take the pic.)
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