Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Rocketry Workshop & Space Camp

The Rocketry Workshop and Space Camp were successfully conducted during the school holidays. The workshop was held in Rebung, Bangsar while the space camp was in Bernam River Airfield about 100kms north of Kuala Lumpur. In the end, as long as the kids had fun and learned new stuff our objectives were achieved. Rocket science and astronomy are new subjects for them and I'm glad we are helping them develop their interest in them. Until next time, Happy New Year 2010 and enjoy the pics....

Learning to mix the solid fuel

Harridon showing off the 'ingredients'

Bernam River Airfield

Preparing lunch after our swim

Setting up our equipment in the field

Kids enjoying sports

Software all set up and ready

Enjoying the sunset on the runway

Lets have a race first!!!

Sam in the distance

What is a camp without a campfire?

Group photo after our stargazing session

Ready for an aeroplane ride?

The kids getting a go!!! Wee!!!

Main Building of the Bernam River Airfeld
See you next time!!!

Thursday, December 10, 2009


Restoran Rebung Chef Ismail,
No. 4-2, Lorong Maarof,
Bangsar Park,
59000 Kuala Lumpur.


The Astronautical Association of
Malaysia (AAM) is organizing a one day
workshop on Rocketry Science. The
workshop aims to promote Rocketry Science
among students aged 9 till 12. The workshop
is divided into 3 sessions. In the first session
the students would learn to produce Solid
Fuel which would fuel the rocket.

For the second session, the students are
taught on how to develop a software to
measure the thrust of the rocket.
Finally in the third session, the students
would ignite the rocket and measure the
thrust produced by the rocket.

Tentative Schedule

The workshop would be held on the 29th of
December 2009 at AAM’s headquarters in
Bangsar where it would be restricted to only
20 students. Fee is RM199 per person and
register by calling 012-2877799 or e-mail

9.30am-10.30am Rocketry Basic & Fuel
10.30am-12pm Developing Solid Fuel
12pm-1pm Lunch
1pm-2.30pm Rocket Software Development
2.30pm-4pm Rocket Ignition & Thrust Measuring
4pm-4.45pm Talk by Captain M. Faiz Kamaludin
4.45pm-5pm Certificate Ceremony

Lecturer’s Profiles

Captain M. Faiz Kamaludin is a Commercial
Pilot for a major airline. Currently flying the
Boeing 777, he is a highly qualified aviator
and had been invited to give talks to
numerous organizations. He holds a
Commercial Pilot License and would receive
his Masters Degree in 2010. Captain Faiz is
also inducted in the Malaysian Astronaut

Inr. Mohd Harridon is an Aerospace
Engineer specializing in Rocketry Science.
He holds a Master Degree in Aerospace
Engineering and would receive his PhD in
January 2010. He is also inducted in the
Malaysian Astronaut Corps.