Friday, September 21, 2007

Malaysia's First Astronaut

For sure this guy's name will enter Malaysia's Book of Records (for input that could not be 'inputted' into any other records e.g. Guinness World of Records ... hehe).

Dr. Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor (on the left) has already been selected for the space trp to the International Space Station ("ISS"). He will launch with the Expedition 16 group on a planned 10 October 2007. If you were to read his write-up in ISS, he's only a spaceflight participant ...... hehehe - what's the meaning? Only a tourist up there?

A nicer word instead of "he knows nuts"???

The other Malaysian back-up astronaut, Dr Faiz Khaleed, will be watching the launch then at the ISS Flight Control Room with saliva drooling of course. And when both of them are bored after a long training day, they will also blog - Angkasawan Blog.

Proud of them. It's not easy to push yourself through their tough space training programmes. Moreover, they are fasting during the Ramadan month.

But then how come Malaysia's major newspapers didn't publish this so-called big news. Apparently, our Prime Minister was so busy that he hasn't time to attend a function to announce this selection of the astronaut. Busy lah.... so many controversies lately.

Reading: Malaysian Astronaut, Next ISS Crew Aim for Orbit - Fox News
Pictures taken from Big Dog Dot Com.
Tags: Space, Spaceflight, Spaceflight Participant, Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor, Faiz Khaleed, Astronaut, International Space Station, Angkasawan, Angkasawan Blog

Labels:

6 Comments:

Blogger sollee said...

hi sir...malaysians must have been very proud of their astronauts for making it this far...i think even the pm does so..but if he forgot about them bec. of some controversies he faces now..oh...they should take the pm with them on outer space..to give him a "space" to think things over..hehe..

21 September, 2007 21:46  
Blogger Chin Y.Y. said...

of cos saliva drooling la.. get same training but only one is up there... double standard la it means.

21 September, 2007 23:04  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

well, at least get to be at those trainings. i wldnt mind ....hehe

24 September, 2007 09:24  
Blogger Crankshaft said...

Of course he knows nuts. What do you expect? He's not trained.

Frankly, sending someone up into space is completely worthless as both Americans and Russians are too careful with their information to allow much of a "technology transfer".

We won't gain any legitimate experience. And if we live in denial, we could probably convince ourselves that we're ready for space.

But really, it is an exercise in futility. And no, there is no envy involved.

08 October, 2007 16:06  
Blogger Clara Jenn Ly said...

tsk tsk, Crankshaft. "He's not trained", you say? such callous remark.
He had undergone 18 MONTHS of training in the Star City and if that was not counted as "training", I don't even want what else to describe it. "Vacation", mayhaps?
Well yea of course I'm being sarcastic.

keep on being optimistically pessimistic but at least Dr Sheikh M had dared to make that FIRST leap - small it maybe - for us Malaysians, hands down.

by the way, thanks for the interesting blog entry, Johnny Ong sir. :]

11 October, 2007 22:25  
Blogger Clara Jenn Ly said...

tsk tsk, Crankshaft. "He's not trained", you say? such callous remark.
He had undergone 18 MONTHS of training in the Star City and if that was not counted as "training", I don't even KNOW what else to describe it. "Vacation", mayhaps?
Well yea of course I'm being sarcastic.

keep on being optimistically pessimistic but at least Dr Sheikh M had dared to make that FIRST leap - small it maybe - for us Malaysians, hands down.

by the way, thanks for the interesting blog entry, Johnny Ong sir. :]

edit: I replaced the word WANT to KNOW, lol, minor error.

11 October, 2007 22:27  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home

>