Malaysia's first astronaut returns to earth

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MOSCOW, Oct 21 (Reuters) Malaysia's first astronaut landed safely in Kazakhstan today with two Russian cosmonauts after spending 11 days in space, a Reuters witness at Moscow's mission control reported.

Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor, an orthopaedic surgeon and university lecturer from Kuala Lumpur, returned to earth in a Russian-made Soyuz capsule with International Space Station commander, Fyodor Yurchikhin, and flight engineer, Oleg Kotov.

Reuters SKB GC1655

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