Spaceflight Participant. What in (or out) the world does that mean? I have to admit it sounds more like we’re participating in a space-tourism thing than anything else. Doesn’t it?
Friends highlighted me on this, even provided the link somewhere here. All the crew members of the expedition were mentioned as astronauts and one cosmonaut but our space candidate was the only one addressed as spaceflight participant. Why the hell so is beyond me.
So is Dr Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor a qualified astronaut or not? How about Dr Faiz Kaleed? I could be wrong as always but I seriously think somebody high-up needs to do some explanation here.