Saturday, 28th April 2012. I was invited by the Penang State Mufti Department to give a talk to the general public at the Jusco Mall, Bandar Baru Perda in conjunction with their Astronomy Day event. Schoolchildren, kids, adults and shoppers crowded the concourse while I presented them a slideshow about the astronaut programme and my experience during the spaceflight medical evaluation in Star City, Moscow. I explained about the importance of the centrifuge training we had to endure in preparation for the g-forces that will be experienced during the blast-off to space. The crowd were receptive and asked me a lot of questions after. I had a great time and hope that the folks in Bandar Baru Perda had fun too. Thank you for having me Penang….until next time!!!
Pictures with some of the schoolchildren
A mock-up astronaut was on display
Our book ‘Aspirasi Angkasawan’ was on sale