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A Muslim Astronaut’s Dilemma: How to Face the Qibla From Space

October 2, 2007


Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor of Malaysia, a crew member on the 16th mission for the International Space Station, gives thumbs-up near the Soyuz-TMA capsule before the final test outside Moscow on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007. Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor has a problem. Two problems. The first is that Mecca keeps moving. Well, not really. It’s Shukor who’ll […]