Malaysia has been gradually developing its space capabilities during the last few years. These efforts have included sending the first Malaysian in space, Sheikh Muszaphar, to ISS aboard a Russian Soyuz vehicle in 2007, and conducting microgravity crystal experiments:
The launch window for the fifth Falcon 1 launch opens Monday, July 13th and extends through Tuesday, July 14th, with a daily window to open at 4:00 p.m. (PDT) / 7:00 p.m. (EDT).
SpaceX will provide live coverage of the Falcon 1 Flight 5/RazakSAT mission via webcast at www.SpaceX.com. The webcast will begin 20 minutes prior to launch and will include mission briefings, live feeds and launch coverage from the launch site. Post-launch, video footage and photos will be available for download on the web site.
Malaysian astronautâ€™s space mission Sun2Surf.com
MALAYSIAâ€™S second astronaut, Major (Dr) Faiz Khaleed, 29, will be sharing his desire, experience and advice to other astronaut hopefuls through short film clips which were created specially in conjunction with the airing of the popular series The Universe (Astro Channel 555).