Angkasawan candidates’ help sought

KUALA LUMPUR: The Government is calling all short-listed candidates of the Astronaut Programme to help in its space programmes.

Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry secretary-general Datuk Abdul Hanan Alang Endut said the participation of the short-listed candidates before the final selection was done would help create greater awareness among schoolchildren and rural folk.

Currently, only Datuk Dr Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor and Capt Dr Faiz Khaleed are involved in promotional and awareness programmes.

“The ministry will arrange for the other finalists to help in other similar activities,’’ Abdul Hanan said after representing Minister Da­­tuk Dr Maximus Ongkili in opening the Inter­national Science, Technology and Innovation Centre (Istic) office yesterday.

From TheStar Online

Friday 27th March 2009

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