Sunday, April 29, 2012

Astronomy Day Penang 2012

 

Saturday, 28th April 2012. I was invited by the Penang State Mufti Department to give a talk to the general public at the Jusco Mall, Bandar Baru Perda in conjunction with their Astronomy Day event. Schoolchildren, kids, adults and shoppers crowded the concourse while I presented them a slideshow about the astronaut programme and my experience during the spaceflight medical evaluation in Star City, Moscow. I explained about the importance of the centrifuge training we had to endure in preparation for the g-forces that will be experienced during the blast-off to space. The crowd were receptive and asked me a lot of questions after. I had a great time and hope that the folks in Bandar Baru Perda had fun too. Thank you for having me Penang....until next time!!!


 Pictures with some of the schoolchildren

 A mock-up astronaut was on display

Our book 'Aspirasi Angkasawan' was on sale

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