Malaysia to send more astronauts to space

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The first Malaysian in space: Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor, 2007

Malaysia has committed to send another “batch” of astronauts to the International Space Station by 2016 after a successful mission in 2007.

Deputy Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Dr Abu Bakar Mohamad Diah said at a science event in Malacca on September 18 that responsible the agencies under the ministry were working with “numerous parties” on the mission and direction of the Malaysian space programme.

“We are now studying various matters including sending two astronauts and carrying out experiments that will benefit the nation on the ISS,” he said.

“All these have to be carefully looked into as the programme involves a hefty allocation and is not merely a space tour. We will submit a proposal to the Cabinet when everything is completed,” he added.

Malaysia for the first time sent an astronaut, Datuk Dr Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor, to the International Space Station on the Soyuz TMA-11 rocket on Ocober 10, 2007 in line with its Angkasawan programme and in cooperation with Russia. He carried out numerous experiments including on cancer cells and leukaemia on the space station.

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The first Malaysian in space: Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor, 2007

Malaysia has committed to send another “batch” of astronauts to the International Space Station by 2016 after a successful mission in 2007.

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Shukor
The first Malaysian in space: Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor, 2007

Malaysia has committed to send another “batch” of astronauts to the International Space Station by 2016 after a successful mission in 2007.

Deputy Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Dr Abu Bakar Mohamad Diah said at a science event in Malacca on September 18 that responsible the agencies under the ministry were working with “numerous parties” on the mission and direction of the Malaysian space programme.

“We are now studying various matters including sending two astronauts and carrying out experiments that will benefit the nation on the ISS,” he said.

“All these have to be carefully looked into as the programme involves a hefty allocation and is not merely a space tour. We will submit a proposal to the Cabinet when everything is completed,” he added.

Malaysia for the first time sent an astronaut, Datuk Dr Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor, to the International Space Station on the Soyuz TMA-11 rocket on Ocober 10, 2007 in line with its Angkasawan programme and in cooperation with Russia. He carried out numerous experiments including on cancer cells and leukaemia on the space station.

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