World space week
October 4-10, 2023
“We are limited only by our imagination and our will to act.”
– RON GARAN
We look forward to bringing you this year's World Space Week, which looks into "Space and Entrepreneurship". AstroX is playing an active role in entrepreneurship and currently leading Malaysia's Catalyst 2030 movement. As we progress and evolve, we hope to impact the lives of our diversified communities.
We look forward to organising a Space and Entrepreneurship Conference for Youths during this year's World Space Week, which looks into "Space and Entrepreneurship". AstroX is playing an active role in entrepreneurship and currently leading Malaysia's Catalyst 2030 movement. Together with Generasi Marikh Academy, we look forward to bringing you this exciting conference for the younger generation.
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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.