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Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor

Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor

  • Status: Active
  • In Space: No
  • Date of Birth: 07/27/1972
  • First Flight: 10/10/2007
  • Last Flight: 10/10/2007


Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor, a Malaysian astronaut affiliated with the government agency Malaysian National Space Agency, embarked on 1 space flights and engaging in 0 spacewalks during his/her career as an astronaut.

Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor Al Masrie bin Sheikh Mustapha (born 27 July 1972) is a Malaysian orthopaedic surgeon and the first Malaysian astronaut. He launched to the International Space Station aboard Soyuz TMA-11 with the Expedition 16 crew on 10 October 2007. Sheikh Muszaphar flew under an agreement with Russia through the Angkasawan program, and returned to Earth on 21 October 2007, aboard Soyuz TMA-10 with the Expedition 15 crew members, Fyodor Yurchikhin and Oleg Kotov.

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