(From Left: Mohammed Faiz, Mohammad Redzuan, Dr. Mohamed Ahsan, Noor Shahlawati, Zulhibabulah) Friday 15th August 2008 – Day 2 of the MISTI exhibition and our booth was in operation from 10am to 5:30pm. We started out slow but the crowd began to pick up in the afternoon. The five of us were on duty in the morning (As pictured above). Later on in the afternoon Devina and Yusfi joined in to mend our booth. They Read More
  Categories : Exhibition, Space Talk  Posted by Mohammed Faiz Kamaludin

14August

Opening Day

Thursday 14th August 2008 – This morning Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Dr. Maximus Ongkili officially launched MISTI MOSTI (Minggu Sains, Teknologi & Inovasi Peringkat Sabah) at the newly opened 1Borneo HyperMall, Kota Kinabalu’s version of KL’s Midvalley Mall. The event showcased divisions and agencies under MOSTI from Sea to Space and ICT divisions, MIMOS to Technology Park and not forgetting ANGKASA, Malaysia’s National Space Agency. ANGKASA had set up a terrific exhibition booth Read More
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Wednesday 13th August 2008 – Knowing we had a full day ahead, we left Imperial Hotel early in the morning for our first venue SM Lok Yuk, Likas. We were greeted by the sound of drums and roaring school children. Just another day in the park for Faiz Khaleed as he engaged the crowd and gave a presentation about the Angkasawan Programme. The crowd consist of students from 16 different schools within the vicinity and Read More
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(Dr Mohamed Ahsan, Dr. Faiz Khaleed, Mohd Yusfi and Mohammed Faiz with Dancers) Tuesday, 12th August 2008- We departed Kuala Lumpur this morning for Kota Kinabalu for a week long event organized by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI). The event dubbed MISTI (Minggu Sains. Teknologi & Inovasi Peringkat Sabah) will officially kick off on Thursday 14th August 2008. I travelled with a group of MOSTI’s staff together with Mej. (Dr.) Faiz Khaleed. Read More
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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 Read More
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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 Read More
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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 Read More
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“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’ Read More
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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 Read More
  Categories : Education  Posted by Mohammed Faiz Kamaludin
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 Read More
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