Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor

Full name: 
Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor
Arabic name: 
شيخ موسزڤهر شكاورالمسري بن شيخ مصطفى
Date of birth: 
27 Jul, 1972

Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor is a Malaysian orthopaedic surgeon and was the first Malaysian to go into space. He was 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.