Month: July 2008

Malaysian Astronaut Delivers Space Talk

By Hj Ahmed Shaheeb Dato Dr Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor shared his story on being the first Malaysian “Angkasawan” and his journey into space at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) yesterday. Dr Sheikh’s space travel talk, co-organised by GED Enterprise and UBD, was aimed at encouraging more Bruneians to take an interest in space science. He entertained the predominantly female crowd, and walked around the stage instead of talking from a fixed position. He touched on many …

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Branson unveils Virgin Galactic mothership

Branson unveils Virgin Galactic mothership WhiteKnightTwo fuselage fatigue ‘not an issue’ says Rutan By Scott Snowden → More by this author Published Tuesday 29th July 2008 10:32 GMT As expected, British billionaire Sir Richard Branson and American aerospace engineer Burt Rutan unveiled the WhiteKnightTwo mothership yesterday that will be used for his project to launch tourists into space. The mothership itself is not designed to leave the atmosphere, but will air launch the yet-to-be-finished SpaceShipTwo …

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Gelaran Datuk beri inspirasi

KUALA PILAH: Angkasawan Negara, Datuk Dr Sheikh Muszaphar Sheikh Mustapha, berkata gelaran Datuk tidak akan mengubah dirinya, sebaliknya menguatkan tekad untuk memberi inspirasi kepada generasi muda meminati bidang sains dan teknologi. “Saya amat berbangga dan gembira dengan pengiktirafan ini, namun saya masih seperti dulu,” katanya selepas menerima Darjah Dato’ Setia Negeri Sembilan (DSNS) yang membawa gelaran Datuk daripada Yang di-Pertuan Besar Negeri Sembilan, Tuanku Ja’afar Tuanku Abdul Rahman sempena Hari Keputeraan baginda Ke-86 di Istana …

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“Datuk” Award For Astronaut Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor

“Datuk” Award For Astronaut Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor KUALA PILAH, July 19 (Bernama) — Malaysia’s first astronaut Dr Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor Sheikh Mustapha is bestowed the “Datuk” title in conjunction with the 86th birthday of the Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan Tuanku Ja’afar ibni Almarhum Tuanku Abdul Rahman on Saturday, which sees a first batch of 90 people conferred decorations and medals. The 36-year-old orthopaedic surgeon attached to Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) receives the Dato’ …

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Visi, Misi dan Objektif

TUJUAN/MATLAMAT (1) Visi Kearah membentuk generasi berwawasan tinggi yang berinovasi dengan penerapan ilmu sains dan teknologi terkini selaras dengan aspirasi untuk menghargai kepelbagaian ilmu Aero Angkasa yang akan memberikan manfaat kepada Malaysia di peringkat antarabangsa. (2) Misi Membentuk satu kefahaman yang holistik untuk semua lapisan masyarakat Malaysia tentang kepentingan ilmu dan pengetahuan berkaitan Aero Angkasa dan yang berkaitan dengannya secara kesinambungan yang lestari. (3) Objektif Bagi menyokong perkembangan sejagat berkaitan potensi dan peluang di dalam …

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90 Turn Rocket Scientists

IPOH: For a few magical hours, over 90 primary school pupils and their teachers had the chance to play “rocket scientist” yesterday, with guidance from an aerospace engineer from a private university. It was the second day of the New Straits Times-Newspaper-in-Education Young Inventor’s Workshop in Perak, and all they were provided with were empty plastic water bottles, plastic boards, some plasticine, cellophane tape and water. Nevertheless, the water bottles soon became a fuselage, the …

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