It’s Tough Being A Malaysian Astronaut

At around 9:22pm tonight Malaysian time (GMT+8), Dr Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor will be Malaysia’s first astronaut. He’ll be flying to the ISS (and into the history books) via a Soyuz rocket blasting off from Kazakhstan.

You might think that he probably has the best job any Malaysian can have. But I have a feeling that it’s probably not as rosy as it seems. Here’s why:

  1. Many Malaysians are politicizing his trip; saying that it’s a waste of public fund, that Dr Muszaphar is merely a government sponsored space tourist and not a “real” astronaut
  2. Politicians are trying to use him as a “space ambassador of Malaysia” by suggesting that he brings along sambal belacan, roti canai, teh tarik and batik into space
  3. The religionazis are busying themselves with finding 1001 ways to “teach” Dr Muszaphar on how to perform his religious duties in space

It’s really a shame that the Soyuz Dr Muszaphar will be boarding to outer space could only fit a few passengers. If only it could carry more people, I’d probably recommend that he brings along the following people:

  1. Bloody overly-political Malaysians who will always skew anything into a race, political or religious perspective
  2. Politicians – all of them useless buggers
  3. Religionazis: For Milky Way’s sake; religion is a belief! Get over it already!

…and dump them into a black hole somewhere.

To Dr Muszaphar, just focus on the mission and don’t give a hoot to what these idiots have to say. You’re going into space anyway, and probably none of these morons even have 1% of your IQ to even understand the significance of this mission.

6 responses to “It’s Tough Being A Malaysian Astronaut”.

  1. aryst Says:

    Yahoo…I’m first…I totally agree with you on this Azmeen…For Dr Muszaphar, every Malaysian is with you (even though you won’t be reading this)…bravo

  2. Kay Kastum Says:

    Well, everyone want to be important that’s why.

  3. kucau Says:

    yes its an important mission,a first step to long journey of battle in science and tech. if anybody think this is a waste of public fund, please use any single cent of my contributed income tax.

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  5. Vincent Liew Says:

    It is hard to be Malaysian Astronaut.. As everybody have their point of view…

  6. Lim Says:

    It’s a stupid act and please..1% of his IQ? I don’t want to have it either.