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Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor

Flight Participant

Personal data: Born on July 27, 1972, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Education: Sheikh Muszaphar obtained his high school education at Maktab Rendah Sains MARA in Muar. He then pursued his MBBS medical degree at Kasturba Medical College, Manipal.
Professional activity: Sheikh Muszaphar is an orthopaedic doctor and a trainee lecturer in medicine with Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Previously, he has served in Hospital Seremban (1998), Hospital Kuala Lumpur (1999) and Hospital Selayang (2000–2001).
He is also a model, and has modeled for many commercials and advertisements.
Training: Shukor, chosen from among 11,000 candidates, is flying under an agreement with the Russian Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos. He and three other finalists were selected in early 2006 for the Malaysian Angkasawan spaceflight program. After completing initial training at Star City, Shukor was selected to undergo an 18-month training course in Russia.
He also received training at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in June 2007.

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