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Malaysia First Astronaut Is Set To Welcome His Seventh Child

Astronaut Datuk Dr Sheikh Muszaphar soon will be welcoming his seventh child with his wife Dr Halina. – Picture via Google

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s first astronaut, Datuk Dr Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor Sheikh Mustapha and his wife Datin Dr Halina Mohd Yunos are expecting their seventh child.

The 50-year-old uploaded a clip on his Instagram to inform his 1.2 million followers of the wonderful news.

Dr Halina whispered the wonderful news to Dr Sheikh Muszaphar. – Picture via Instagram/ drsheikhmuszaphar

In the clip, Dr Halina whispered the wonderful news to Dr Sheikh Muszaphar before it was then shared to their children.

An ultrasound of a baby’s heartbeat is shown to conclude the clip.

In the caption, Dr. Sheikh Muszaphar wrote “Alhamdulillah very grateful everyone is excited hopefully it will be eased Amiinn,”

Among those who congratulated them was Malaysian famous singer, Dato’ Sri Siti Nurhaliza.

“Subhanallah… the children’s rezeki is so cheap.. so fun,” she commented.

The couple, who tied the knot on October 10, 2010, has two sets of twins and other kids between the ages of two and eleven.

Under the Angkasawan programme, Dr. Sheikh Muszaphar became the first Malaysian to launch into space in 2007.