Wednesday, December 17, 2008
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.
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.
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.
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.
Friday, December 12, 2008
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.
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.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Mej. Dr Faiz Khaleed berkongi pengalaman beliau
Harap kita bertemu di MISTI berdekatan dengan anda....
Saturday, November 22, 2008
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.
Mej. Dr Faiz Khaleed sharing his experience
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
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.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
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.
Monday, November 3, 2008
Seen behind with a mock-up capsule of the Soyuz TMA-11
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