Thursday, March 16, 2006

First Malaysian astronaut could be an Indian lady

Malaysia has narrowed down its astronaut search to four candidates. One of them is a 35 year old Indian female engineer. From
S. Vanajah, 35, and three Malay men will be sent to the Russian Space Agency in Moscow soon to undergo medical and technical tests that will determine who will take part in a scientific expedition on board the orbital station in 2007.

The other finalists are Malaysia Airlines pilot Mohammed Faiz Kamaluddin, 34; army dentist Faiz Khaleed, 26; and Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor, a 34-year-old hospital medical officer, Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak announced.
Only one of them will get a chance to fly to space and live onboard the International Space Station for 10 days. I bet the pilot will get the nod.


Chuang Shyue Chou said...

What? They should send Mahathir straight up. That would have done the world some good.

Anonymous said...

The first Malaysian in Space will surely be a bumiputera and someone with flying experience will be ideal.

Anonymous said...

Chuang Shyue Chou: Hehe. He may not last the space ride.