September 2008

Chinese Astronaut Takes Nation’s First Spacewalk

The Chinese astronaut Zhai Zhigang made the nation’s first spacewalk on Saturday,floating outside the Shenzhou VII spacecraft for 18 minutes as it orbited the earth. BEIJING — A Chinese astronaut orbiting the earth lifted himself out of the Shenzhou VII spacecraft Saturday afternoon and performed the nation’s first spacewalk, another milestone in China’s space program. Zhai Zhigang, 42, pulled himself out of the orbital module about 4:40 p.m. Beijing time, latched himself to a handrail […]

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US Space Tourist to follow Father into Orbit

Russian cosmonaut Yuri Lonchakov (C), US astronaut Michael Fincke (R) and his compatriot, space tourist Richard Garriott STAR CITY, Russia (AFP) — US multi-millionaire businessman and space tourist in training Richard Garriott said Tuesday it was his lifelong dream to go into orbit, following in the footsteps of his astronaut father. “Every youngster in the world” wants to fly into space, Garriott said at the Star City cosmonaut training centre near Moscow, where he is

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Angkasawan says Space Programme should concentrate on Education

KUANTAN: The country’s space programme should focus on education and ensure sound basic knowledge in mathematics and science subjects at the earliest age possible, Angkasawan Datuk Dr Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor said. He added that there was more to the space programme than just sending people into space. “It is about how to get the technology, acquiring the knowledge and fuelling the interest and imagination of the young. “It is about moulding a strong grassroots who

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Workshop on Microgravity Sciences

2nd & 3rd September 2008. Agensi Angkasa Negara (ANGKASA) organized a workshop on Microgravity Sciences held at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC). The event was officiated by Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Dr Maximus Ongkili. Prof. Datuk Dr. Mazlan delivered the key note address titled ‘Highlighting the Achievement of Science Microgravity Programme’. She explained about the procedures and challenges ANGKASA encountered during the Angkasawan programme. The experiences learned on our space experiments were

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Bengkel Sains Mikrograviti

Bersama Mejar Dr. Faiz Khaleed di PICC Bengkel Sains Mikrograviti 2 – 3 September 2008 Pusat Konvensyen Antarabangsa Putrajaya Putrajaya, 1 September 2008- Y.B. Datuk Dr Maximus Johnity Ongkili, Menteri Sains, Teknologi dan Inovasi Malaysia (MOSTI) akan merasmikan Bengkel Sains Mikrograviti pada 2 September 2008 di Pusat Konvensyen Antarabangsa Putrajaya (PICC) anjuran Agensi Angkasa Negara (ANGKASA) dengan kerjasama Bahagian Bioteknologi Kebangsaan (BIOTEK). Bengkel Sains Mikrograviti akan berlangsung selama dua hari iaitu pada 2-3 September 2008

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