Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor Al Masrie bin Sheikh Mustapha - Angkasawan Pertama Malaysia menjadi satu kebanggaan.
Sheikh Muszaphar was born in Kuala Lumpur and attended high school at Maktab Rendah Sains MARA in Muar.
He then earned a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree from Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India..He received a Master of science degree in Orthopaedic Surgery at University Kebangsaan Malaysia.
Sheikh Muszaphar is an orthopedic surgeon, and a university lecturer in medicine at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. In 1998, Sheikh Muszaphar worked at Hospital Seremban, followed by a move to Kuala Lumpur General Hospital in 1999, and was on staff at Hospital Selayang from 2000 through 2001. Sheikh Muszaphar is also a part-time model