World space week
October 4-10, 2024

“Learn from yesterday, Live for today, Hope for tomorrow.”


upcoming events

World Space Week 2024

Announcing the Theme for World Space Week 2024! 'Space & Climate Change' - a theme that underscores the role of space technology in tackling climate change. Get ready to join a global journey of discovery and innovation as we explore the synergies between space exploration and climate preservation. Stay tuned for exciting events, activities, and opportunities to get involved. Together, let's educate, inspire and connect!

Junior Astropreneur Xchange (JAX)

We are proud to bring you the Junior Astropreneur Exchange (JAX). JAX is a Space Conference for Youths. The event is powered by Catalyst 2030 Malaysia and AstroX, curated by Generasi Marikh Academy. Watch this space for our 2024 edition of JAX.


In need of a timepiece that will define you? Choose from a wide variety of designs that will exclusively be yours - brought to you by our very own member of the Astronaut Corps of Malaysia, Bostami Ahmad.

Space and Climate Change

It will be the 25th celebration of World Space Week since its declaration by the United Nations General Assembly in 1999. This year the theme will be "Space and Climate Change."

World Space Week 2023: Space and Entrepreneurship

Meet Agnes and Thibault. They are passionate about sustainability issues in space concerning spacecraft and satellite operations, and the millions of space debris orbiting our planet.

Geographies of Trash with David Anasagasti

Find out how the Geographies of Trash project is creating a movement to clean up the streets of Miami. How can you make similar efforts in your community by replicating David's project. 

Get a copy of our book from astronaut corps of malaysia

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.