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Rinjani Conquered

In an effort to diversify and extend our reach across borders, AstroX recently scaled up Mount Rinjani located in North Lombok. Faced with challenging weather conditions on summit day, we managed to persevere and reach the peak of Mount Rinjani 3,726m and planted our beloved new identity ‘AstroX’ on the second highest active volcano in Indonesia. We hope to emulate our success with our Astronautics Club Malaysia, in which will see every primary school in …

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Buka Puasa at KGNS

We had a great time at the buka puasa event held last Friday on the 12th of August 2011, at the Golfers Terrace in Kelab Golf Negara Subang. The Ramadhan buffet had a nice spread with the usual nasi minyak, satay, rojak, ice kacang and other mouth watering goodies. Hope to see you guys at the next one in Rebung soon. Wishing everyone “Selamat Berbuka Puasa” in this great month of Ramadhan…

Mount Kinabalu Climb via Ferrata 9-10th May 2011

We organised a trip to Sabah recently to climb up Mount Kinabalu and down via the highest ferrata route in the world. The objective was to inject some fun amongst the members and to proudly fly our association’s flag at the highest peak in South East Asia. The expedition was successful and we had a great time doing it together with several other climbers from Kuching, KL and also from other countries such as New …

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Aerospace Adventure Workshops & Bernam River Fly-in

I recently gave a talk to the pupils of SJKC Sungai Buloh, Selangor to promote our aerospace adventure workshops catered for schoolchildren. The first workshop was successfully conducted last Friday on the 11th of June 2010 followed by our involvement with the Bernam River Fly-in which was held at the Bernam River Airfield the following day on the 12th of June 2010. It was a great double event for us and do look out for …

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Bernam River Fly-in (Saturday 12th June 2010)

Aerobatic Display’s, Hot Air Balloon, Air Race, Flying Competitions, Paramotors, Radio Controlled Models, Clasic Cars, Rally Demo, Astonomy, Swimming, Fishing, Dune Buggies, Pleasure Flights, F&B.. what more could you ask for? Don’t foget This Saturday Gates Open 9am! Check out the website and register at www.bernamriver.com 08:30 – 17:30 Airfield open for Arrivals09:30 – 19:00 Dune Buggy Rides09:30 – 09:45 Aerobatic Display09:30 – 11:30 Pleasure Flights11:00 – 11:30 Pilot Briefing for Air Race11:30 – 11:45 …

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And just like that…It blasted off into space!!!

This morning the sky was clear and temperature perfectly nice and warm. Let’s just say something felt right about today when a huge Kennedy Space Center (KSC) bus arrived in our hotel. The journey took a while before entering KSC in Cape Canaveral and we proceeded towards our final destination the OSB II Building just opposite the Vehicle Assembly Building painted with a huge NASA logo and an American flag. Inside OSB II Dr. Sheikh …

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Space shuttle Atlantis gears up for final launch

The space shuttle Atlantis blasts off Friday on the last mission of its 25-year career, taking astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) one last time before becoming a museum piece. The 32nd and final voyage for Atlantis, which first launched in 1985, will take six astronauts to the orbiting space research facility, delivering an integrated cargo carrier and a Russian-built mini research module. Lift-off is scheduled for 2:20pm (Malaysia 2:20am) from Kennedy Space Center …

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