Malaysia SPACEflight to ISS

Star City, Russia July 2007: Attired in Russian Sokol launch and entry suits, NASA astronaut Peggy A. Whitson (right), Expedition 16 commander; cosmonaut Yuri I. Malenchenko, Soyuz commander and flight engineer representing Russia's Federal Space Agency; and Malaysian spaceflight participant Sheikh Muzhaphar Shukor take a break from training in Star City, Russia to pose for a portrait.

Whitson, Malenchenko and Shukor are scheduled to launch to the International Space Station in a Soyuz spacecraft in October.

Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center