Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor Biography
Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor was born on 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.
Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor Age
Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor Al Masrie bin Sheikh Mustapha was born on 27th July, 1972 (age 46 as of 2018) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor Family
- Halina Mohd Yunos
- Sophea Isabella
- Sophea Natasha
- Zuraidah Sheikh Ahmad
- Sheikh Mustapha Sheikh Abdul Shukor
- Mustafa Shukor Al Masrie
Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor Wife – Wedding
Halina Mohd Yunos is Muszaphar’s wife. Shukor married Dr Halina Mohd Yunos on October 10, 2010. The solemnization of the marriage was conducted at the Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque by Dr Halina’s father Lt Col (Rtd) Mohamed Yunos Mohamed Ali and was witnessed by Federal Territory Islamic Affairs Department Director Datuk Che Mat Che Ali.
Also present were Dr Halina’s mother, Habibah Endan, Sheikh Muszaphar’s parents Datuk Sheikh Mustapha Sheikh Abdul Shukor and Datin Zuraida Datuk Sheikh Ahmad. Some 1,500 guests, among them several astronauts from abroad, also attended the wedding.
Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor Religion
Since Sheikh Muszaphar is a Muslim, and as his time in space coincided with the last part of Ramadan, the Islamic National Fatwa Council drew up the first comprehensive guidebook for Muslims in space. The 18-page guidebook is titled “Guidelines for Performing Islamic Rites (Ibadah) at the International Space Station”, and details issues such as how to pray in a low-gravity environment, how to locate Mecca from the ISS, how to determine prayer times, and issues surrounding fasting.
The orbit of the ISS results in one day/night cycle every 90 minutes, so the issues of fasting during Ramadan are also addressed. Sheikh Muszaphar celebrated Eid ul-Fitr aboard the station, and packed some satay and cookies to hand out to the rest of the crew on 13 October 2007 to mark the end of Ramadan.
Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor Space experiments
Sheikh Muszaphar performed experiments on board the International Space Station relating to the characteristics and growth of liver cancer and leukaemia cells, the crystallisation of various proteins and microbes in space.
The experiments relating to liver cancer, leukaemia cells and microbes will benefit general science and medical research, while the experiments relating to the crystallisation of proteins, lipases in this case, will directly benefit local industries.
Lipase are a type of protein enzymes used in the manufacturing of a diverse range of products from textiles to cosmetics, and the opportunity to grow these in space will mean a possibility for Malaysian scientists to take a crack at an industry worth some USD2.2bil (MYR7.7bil) worldwide by producing these locally.
Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor Achievement
Flying as a guest of the Russian government, Sheikh Muszaphar’s role aboard Soyuz and the ISS is referred to as a spaceflight participant in English-language Russian Federal Space Agency and NASA documents and press briefings.
Speaking to Malaysian media outlets, Alexander Karchava, the Russian ambassador to Malaysia, stated that Sheikh Muszaphar is a “fully-fledged cosmonaut”. In an interview with the Malaysian Star newspaper, Robert Gibson, a retired NASA astronaut, shared his opinion that Sheikh Muszaphar is fully qualified as an astronaut, and as such, he should be called one. Gibson also said he regarded Sheikh Muszaphar as a peer.
Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor Instagram
Pic – Finally able to celebrate our birthdays . We never had the chance to celebrate a real cake cutting birthday with the twins until today. It has been a hectic week – that’s normal in our family with lots of schedules and activities on a daily basis . Either the boys are sleeping or the girls having classes or something… always turn up . Haha . We also received many cakes and gifts . TQ Everyone . We love you too . I never liked celebrating birthdays and never do – not sure why . But now with the twins having the same birthday date , looks like I’m running out of choice . Good Night Everyone . Love As Always … ? PS – Just sharing … And TQ Everyone for your wonderful wishes .
Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor News
Dr Sheikh Muszaphar goes ‘Tiger Dad’ on kids?
nst – January 12, 2018
We’ve all heard the term Tiger Mother, a strict and demanding parent who pushes her children to excel academically and in other areas as well.
Seems like Malaysia’s first astronaut and TV producer Datuk Dr Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor has a few of those competitive stripes to channel onto his progeny.
In a recent post on his Instagram account, the 45-year-old father of four, with twin newborn boys Adam and Noah, as well as two school-going daughters, Isabella and Natasha, shared some advice on how he is raising his young daughters.
The post, which drew close to 25,000 likes, started off with: “It’s been eight days since the kids went to school. Bella’s in Primary 1 and Tasha went to Kindergarten – both Chinese schools. Looks like they were both excited even though they got up at 6am.”
It continued with: “Bella already has lots of friends and always talks about school. She’s begun to talk in Mandarin with Tasha. Sometimes they sing Chinese songs together.”
The dashing and brainy KLite, who is married to Dr Halina Mohd Yunos, added: “Enquire a lot about their wellbeing and activities so that the children will open up and talk about what happens in school. It’s good for their mind. Examine their bags daily. Do their homework together them for at least 30 minutes a day. RM1 a day is sufficient if they bring their own food and teach them to save.
The inspirational icon also wrote his daughters’ schedule out in the post, which listed their activities from the time they wake up at 5.30am to the time they hit the sack at 9.45pm.
Some of the activities included Kumon math and English classes, as well as religious education sessions in the evening.
He then wrote: “Even with that, they are still energetic and have to be read bedtime stories before they actually call it a night. Really tight schedule.”
Although the famous astronaut added that there would be lots of sporting activities over the weekend as well which included taekwondo and swimming, he topped it with a caveat: “What’s most important is that they enjoy themselves and have fun.”
As for the reason to his post, he wrote: “I’m sharing my girls’ schedule because many have asked me about it.”