22.10.07

welcome back Dr Sheikh Muszaphar

Our very own Dr. Sheikh Muszaphar, has landed safely yesterday, albeit off the designated target, veering 340 km to the west, at 6:37 pm Malaysian time. A Cosmonaut, an Astronaut, an Angkasawan, a 'space participant', whatever you call him, he fulfilled the dreams of all Malaysians being the first citizen from the country to go into space.

The Soyuz TMA-10 capsule which brought him back to Earth, together with commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and Oleg Kotov, landed in Kazakhstan at 6.37pm Malaysian time. A recovery team comprising six military Russian helicopters later located the capsule and brought out the cosmonauts at 6.52pm, beginning with Yurchikhin, followed by Dr Sheikh Muszaphar and finally Kotov.

Reports say a 2nd space programme is up for grabs in 2010-2011. Bah, apa lagiiiiiiii...sapa lagi mo pigi space angkat tangann!!! Errrr...MALAYSIA BOLEHHH!!!

*Photos courtesy of NST and Star Online

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