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10 Aug, 2007 03:51

Two Malaysian astronauts training to join ISS

Two Malaysian astronauts are undergoing training to become the country's first man in space. Preparations are taking place in Star City near Moscow and at a Russian naval base in Ukraine.

Eleven thousand people originally applied but only one will become the first Malaysian to enter the Earth's orbit. The two men are preparing to work in zero gravity environment and test their capability during extreme acceleration.

One will then be chosen to go to the International Space Station in October.