Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Angkasawan Negara di Arab Saudi

Dalam perjalanan ke pejabat KAUST

Pagi ini saya berada di Jeddah dan sempat berjumpa dengan Angkasawan Negara yang baru-baru ini selesai menunaikan ibadah Hajinya. Beliau sudah berada di Arab Saudi semenjak awal bulan ini, sibuk memberi taklimat di Riyadh dan juga di Jeddah. Beliau akan berlepas ke Jordan pagi esok untuk memberi taklimat di sana pula.

Menandatangani buku tetamu

Pagi ini kami membuat lawatan ke pejabat King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST www.kaust.edu.sa) dan juga pejabat Malaysian Consulate di Jeddah. Kami sedang cuba mereliasasikan beberapa projek antarabangsa yang akan membangunkan industri aeroangkasa di rantau ini.

Bersama kakitangan Consulate

Kami berharap untuk berjaya supaya generasi akan datang dapat meraih keuntungannya...

Mohammed Faiz Kamaludin

Angkasawan in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

On our way to KAUST Head Office

I was in Jeddah today and caught up with our Angkasawan whom had recently completed his Hajj. He has been in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia since early this month giving talks in Riyadh as well as Jeddah. He will be leaving for Jordan tomorrow morning scheduled for more talks there.

Signing the guestbook at the Consulate

This morning we visited the Head office of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST www.kaust.edu.sa) as well as the Malaysian Consulate in Jeddah. We are looking into possibilities of developing several exciting international projects to promote the growth of the aerospace industry within the region.

With the Consulate Staff

Let's hope our efforts will bear fruit for our future generation to enjoy....

Mohammed Faiz Kamaludin

Kem Angkasa

Kem Angkasa telah diadakan pada 13hb Disember 2008 di bangunan CREATE, Subang. Kem ini bertujuan supaya murid-murid sekolah boleh mempelajari ilmu aerongkasa dengan cara yang praktik dan riang.

Ariff bersama model kapal terbang

Makan malam ala BBQ

Di sinilah tempat tidur kami...yeah!!!

Pusat simulator

Hati-hati mendarat...

Projek robotik

Adik-adik bermain riang

Space Camp

A space camp was held on the 13th December 2008 during the school holidays at the CREATE building, Subang. The objective of the space camp was to get children have fun learning about aerospace related activities. Enjoy the pictures...

Ariff with aeroplane models

BBQ for dinner

This is where we will sleep...yeah!!!

Flight simulator centre

You're cleared to land...

Robotics project

Kids having fun at the main lobby

Friday, December 12, 2008

Malam Astronomi Adil Adha

Kakitangan Aerospace Edu , Sam Gibbs, Prof. Nor Azam dan saya

Sempena sambutan Aidil Adha, Aerospace Education Sdn Bhd telah menganjurkan Malam Astronomi di APIIT Smart School. Prof. Nor Azam Md Nor dari Universiti Sains Malaysia telah memberi taklimat yang bertajuk Pengenalan kepada Astronomi. Selepas itu giliran saya pula untuk bercakap tentang Program Angkasawan Negara. Video latihan centrifuge semasa proses pemilihan telah disiarkan kepada para hadirin yang terdiri daripada murid-murid sekolah dan juga ibubapa mereka.

Memberi taklimat

Disebabkan oleh keadaan cuaca yang tidak mengizinkan, aktiviti mencerap bintang terpaksa dibatalkan. Sebagai aktiviti gantian En. Sam Gibbs telah menyiarkan tayangan 3D yang mengambarkan bentuk permukaan bulan dan juga planet Marikh. Ia sememangnya menakjubkan dan banyak perkara kami dapat pelajari dari tayangan tersebut.

Ok belajar rajin-rajin ya...

Sehingga lain kali, Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Adha diucapkan kepada semua.

Aidil Adha Astronomy Night

Aerospace Edu Staff, Sam Gibbs, Prof. Nor Azam and I

To celebrate Aidil Adha, Aerospace Education Sdn Bhd recently organized an Astronomy Night at the APIIT Smart School. Prof. Nor Azam Md Nor from Universiti Sains Malaysia gave a talk on Introduction to Astronomy and I followed with a presentation about the Angkasawan Programme. The crowd which consist of schoolchildren and parents were exposed to video clips of the centrifuge training we had to undergo during the selection process.

Giving my talk

We moved on to the main event which was to study the skies but due to low cloud cover, we were unable to do so. However Sam Gibbs showed us a great 3D presentation of the surface of the moon and mars to make up for the poor weather. In the end everyone enjoyed themselves and had a great time.

Ok study hard please...

Until next time Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Adha to all....

Sunday, November 23, 2008

MISTI MOSTI Perlis

Dari Kiri: Norhisham bin Ramli, Mej. Dr. Faiz Khaleed
&
Wan Ahmad Jailani bin Wan Ngah

MISTI (Minggu Sains Teknologi & Inovasi) MOSTI Perlis telah berlangsung dari 12hb November hingga 15hb November 2008. Majlis perasmian telah dilancarkan oleh DYTM Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Jamalullail di Dewan 2020, Kangar, Perlis pada 13hb November 2008 (Khamis) pada pukul 3 tengahari. Menteri Sains, Teknologi dan Inovasi, Datuk Dr. Maximus Ongkili bersama Menteri Besar Perlis, Datuk Dr. Md Isa Sabu turut hadir pada majlis perasmian tersebutdi s pada .

DYTM Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Jamalullail

MISTI Perlis memberi peluang kepada agensi-agensi dibawah MOSTI untuk memaparkan produk, perkhidmatan dan kemudahan yang disediakan untuk masyarakat umum . Pameran ANGKASA mendapat perhatian ramai terutama di kalangan pelajar-pelajar. Sebuah Mini Planaterium diadakan bertujuan untuk membuat pencerapan suria matahari. Angkasawan Negara, Mej. Dr. Faiz Khaleed dan ahli persatuan (Wan Ahmad Jailani bin Wan Ngah dan Norhisham bin Ramli) turut hadir untuk berinteraksi dengan rakyat umum. Mej. Dr Faiz memberi taklimat dan berkongsi pengalaman beliau sepanjang MISTI yang berlangsung selama 4 hari.

Wan Ahmad Jailani memberi taklimat tentang proses pemilihan

Mej. Dr Faiz Khaleed berkongi pengalaman beliau

Berinteraksi dengan para pengunjung

Cantiknya Suria Matahari!!!

Harap kita bertemu di MISTI berdekatan dengan anda....

Saturday, November 22, 2008

MISTI MOSTI Perlis

From Left: Norhisham bin Ramli, Mej. Dr. Faiz Khaleed
&
Wan Ahmad Jailani bin Wan Ngah

MISTI (Minggu Sains Teknologi & Inovasi) MOSTI was held in Perlis from the 12th of November to the 15th of November 2008. The event was launched by DYTM Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Jamalullail at Dewan 2020, Kangar, Perlis on the 13th of November 2008 (Thursday) at 3.00 pm. The Science, Technology and Innovation Minister, Datuk Dr. Maximus Ongkili and the Chief Minister of Perlis, Datuk Dr Md Isa Sabu were present to grace the event.

DYTM Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Jamalullail

The event provided agencies within MOSTI to showcase their respective products and services to the general public. The ANGKASA booth was a crowd favourite among the students from various institutions. The Mini Planaterium received a lot of attention as well because special telescopes were made available to observe the sun. Angkasawan Negara, Mej. Dr Faiz Khaleed and members of our association (Wan Ahmad Jailani bin Wan Ngah and Norhisham bin Ramli) were present to interact with the general public. Mej. Dr Faiz gave speeches, signed autographs and shared his experience throughout the 4 day event.

Wan Ahmad Jailani explaining about the selection process

Mej. Dr Faiz Khaleed sharing his experience

Interacting with the general public

Sun Telescope...Wow great view!!!

The event was a great success and we hope to see you on the next MISTI hopefully in a location near you...

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Majlis Makan Malam Perhargaan Program Angkasawan Negara

Dari Kiri: Abdul Aziz, Ridzudden, Mohd Rizal, Mohammed Faiz

Malam semalam ANGKASA menganjurkan Majlis Makan Malam Perhargaan Program Angkasawan Negara di Hotel Equatorial, Bangi. Ketua Pengarah ANGKASA Dr. Mustafa Din Subari memulakan majlis dengan memberikan ucapan beliau sebelum makanan malam dihidangkan. Lebih kurang 250 undangan hadir termasuk 18 daripada 59 calon yang disenarai pendek semasa proses pemilihan Angkasawan Negara. Antara calon yang datang dari jauh adalah Abdul Aziz dari Kuching, Mohd Rizal dari Kota Bharu dan tidak ketinggalan calon tertua iaitu Mohd Anwar dari Seremban. Selepas makan malan, Menteri Sains, Teknologi dan Inovasi, YB Datuk Dr. Maximus Johnity Ongkili menyampaikan sijil kepada Datuk Dr. Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor, Mej Dr. Faiz Khaleed and kesemua pakar-pakar saintis dan tenaga pekerja yang telah menyumbang kepada kejayaan Program Angkasawan Negara.

Semasa Mesyuarat Kami

Selepas majlis itu, ahli-ahli persatuan kami mengambil peluang untuk mengadakan mesyuarat bulanan kami di restoran hotel tersebut. Sememangnya ia merupakan suatu malam yang akan sentiasa diingati. Mesyuarat bersurai sehingga bulan depan. Selamat malam kepada semua...

Senyum Semua...


Angkasawan Programme Appreciation Night

From Left: Abdul Aziz, Ridzudden, Mohd Rizal, Mohammed Faiz

Last night ANGKASA held it's Apprecitaion Night at the Equatorial Hotel, Bangi. ANGKASA's Director General, Dr. Mustafa Din Subari gave the opening speech before dinner was served. About 250 guests attended the dinner including 18 of the 59 candidates shortlisted for the Angkasawan Programme Selection Process. Among the candidates that took the effort to come from far were Abdul Aziz from Kuching, Mohd Rizal from Kota Bharu and Mohd Anwar our oldest candidate from Seremban. After the dinner, the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Datuk Dr. Maximus Johnity Ongkili gave a speech followed by presenting certificates to Datuk Dr. Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor, Mej Dr. Faiz Khaleed and all other parties, scientists and divisions involved in the Angkasawan Programme. It was a great night for everyone.

During our Meeting

After the event, our association members took the opportunity to hold our monthly meeting downstairs at the Coffee House. It was great catching up with everyone. We then adjourned for the night until our next meeting next month. We all had a great night.

One for the Album...

Sunday, November 9, 2008

No Complaints Received On Dr Sheikh Muszaphar

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 8 (Bernama) -- The Ministry of Science, Techonology and Innovation (MOSTI) has not received any official complaints regarding an allegation by a local daily that national astronaut, Datuk Dr Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor Sheikh Mustapha, charged RM8,000 an hour to give a lecture.

Its minister Datuk Dr Maximus Ongkili said if the allegations were true, the complainant could make an official complaint to the ministry.

"So far we have not received any official complaints. If the newspaper's allegations are true then the complainant can file an official complaint and we will go through the matter to see if it is against the contract (the governmnet has with him)," he said when met after the National Innovation Awards ceremony, here today.

Ongkili explained that the government's contracts with national astronauts Dr Sheikh Muszaphar and Major Dr. Faiz Khaleed will expire on Dec 31.

He said based on the contract signed by the astronauts and the ministry, they must take part in all promotional programmes arranged by the ministry and its agencies.

They are also prohibited from receiving any rewards other than those from the ministry, he said.

When asked if the contracts of both astronauts would be renewed, Ongkili said they proposed to renew Dr Faiz's contract to prepare for the future mission, while they have not received an application from Dr Sheikh Muszaphar to renew his contract.

-- BERNAMA

Monday, November 3, 2008

Malaysian Space Settlement Design Competition (MSSDC)

From Left: Hozay, Aswad & Haizam outside the CREATE building.
Seen behind with a mock-up capsule of the Soyuz TMA-11

Saturday, 1st November 2008 Create Building, Subang - The day began with each student giving a presentation of their computer project to everyone. Sam Gibbs gave constructive comments before the certificates were awarded to the students for successfully completing the KidzCAD (Computer-aided design) course organized by Aerospace Education Sdn Bhd. The KidzCAD programme will equip students with the knowledge of computer programming and design at an early age.


Sam Gibbs giving guidance to the students

A student giving a presentation

The KidzCAD cerificates

Soon after, the Malaysian Space Settlement Design Competition (MSSDC) was officially launched. As an introduction the MSSDC is a competition where a team consisting of 12 members aged between 14 to 16 years old will respond to a RFP (Request for Proposal) to design a space colony for a population of 10,000 people. The space settlement must be a continuous orbiting facility with the ability for cargo transportation to and from the planet Mars.

The Robotic Centre in CREATE

Telescopes in CREATE

The winning team will qualify to compete in India for the ARSSDC (Asian Regional Space Settlement Design Competition) in January next year with the ambition to take part in the finals in the USA. The ISSDC (International Space Settlement Design Competition) will be held at NASA's Johnson Space Centre in Houston in July 2009.

Harridon in the F-16 cockpit in CREATE

Association members in CREATE

For schools that are interested and require more information, kindly contact us:
sam@aerospacedu.com or faiz2000a@yahoo.com (With the title MSSDC)