Month: September 2010

Astrophysicist to be named UN’s alien ambassador

If an alien ever says “take me to your leader”, where would you take them? Pretty soon the answer will be a Malaysian astrophysicist named Mazlan Othman, who’s expected to be appointed as the United Nation’s space ambassador for extraterrestrial contact affairs. That gives her the right to make the first official response to any travelling aliens. Othman was Malaysia’s first astrophysicist, became the head of the country’s national planetarium (Negara) and launched the first …

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Aerospace Club members take turns at the controls

NOAH Aiman Mohd Faiz, 10, and Jonathan Ang Kwang Siong, 10, were captaining a Boeing 737-400 confidently, sending the aircraft soaring into the sky. Suddenly, the clear, blue sky turned into complete darkness. Before they could react, soft lights illuminated the horizon and dawn had arrived. The kids did not panic. They kept their hands on the yoke while the aircraft flew steadily onward. Smooth landing: Capt Mohd Radzi giving some advice to the children …

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Malaysia Airlines Flight Simulator Centre Visit

Today, the association together with 10 schoolchildren and a few engineering students made a visit to the Malaysia Airlines Flight Simulator Centre in Subang. After an informative briefing by Capt. Mohd Radzi, we were given the chance to fly a full-motion Boeing 737-400 simulator. The aspiring pilots took turns at the flight controls and found out that it wasn’t really easy to land a jet aircraft..hehe! Nonetheless everyone had fun and we truly enjoyed ourselves. …

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