Malaysia: Astronaut Hype

The Malaysian is not impressed with the hype that the government is trying to generate about the first Malaysian astronaut. “We are merely using a Russian space vehicle to piggyback our ‘astronaut’ in exchange for buying Russian aircraft at a ridiculously inflated price. That is the painful truth. There have been much older men who have paid their way to outer space and back without this much hoo-haa, basically because the trip is nothing much to shout about in this age and time.”

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