world space week October 4-10, 2020
“We are limited only by our imagination and our will to act.”
– RON GARAN
The annual World Space Week will be coming up this October 4th to 10th 2020. This year's theme is "Satellites Improve Life". In Malaysia, we look forward to organising exclusive webinars, workshops and virtual tours to celebrate this event. We hope to make it a memorable week for all you space enthusiasts out there and from beyond this planet.
Learn more about Malaysian satellites through history. Please tune in to our World Space Week event that will be organised by AstroX, Malaysian Scouts (Persekutuan Pengakap Malaysia), UniKL MIAT, MiSI (Malaysia Space Initiative), and Apadilangit.
Do you think that science and the arts can converge? Find out about an inspiring young individual who is passionate about pursuing her dreams to become an astrophysicist by uniting these two fields.
Bangsa Angkasa is a Malay term for a nation of space wayfarers. It can be defined as a generation of having space-bound aspirations coupled with an influential culture of excellence.
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Astronaut corps of malaysia
On the 10th of October 2007, a young Malaysian was successfully launched into space becoming the nation’s first Astronaut (Angkasawan). The Malaysian government had secured a seat on-board the three seater Soyuz capsule and blasted off from Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
It was a historic moment for the entire nation. We all held our breath as we watched our hopes and dreams ascend on a roaring column of fire towards space. The opportunity to go to outer space was given to all Malaysians. Through a selection process, more than eleven thousand shortlisted candidates chosen from the general public went through nine screening stages to become the sole Angkasawan.
Herein you will find excerpts and short stories from some of the most colourful and astonishing young candidates and like-minded individuals, vying for the coveted top spot of Angkasawan Negara. The top fifty-nine candidates of the astronaut programme are now all members of the Astronautical Association of Malaysia (AstroX) also known as the Astronaut Corps of Malaysia. This is their story and their journey to become the first Malaysian into space.