Friday, July 31, 2015

Project100 with SOLS 24/7


In support of Project100 by SOLS 24/7, AstroX donated a total of 100 books for community libraries across Malaysia. An additional 10 more books were given to Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Sungai Besi, Kuala Lumpur as part of their programme to promote the English language and the habit of reading.

In an upbeat event organised by the school, I gave a talk on the importance of using the English language as a medium to learn science. I shared with the audience my experience throughout the astronaut selection process and some of the gruelling examinations that were conducted in Russia. The students and teachers were thrilled by the space talk and I was very impressed of how well the event was organised by the school and SOLS 24/7. SOLS 24/7​ is an award-winning humanitarian organisation, committed to serve, educate and empower underserved communities.

In the end, everyone had fun and I hope some of the participants will be inspired to learn English and to pursue further education in the field of science and aerospace. Thank you everyone for a great time today and a special thank you to Yusfi our Head of Academic for the contribution of 50 of his self-authored physics books. Great work Yusfi!!!

Pictures courtesy of SOLS 24/7

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Panitia Sains SK Subang

Yusfi and I talked to schoolchildren of Sekolah Kebangsaan Subang today as part of our Astronautics Club Malaysia initiative in conjunction with the school's Minggu Panitia Sains 2015. We had fun interacting wirh the kids and teachers and look forward to their continued support with our programme.

Friday, July 3, 2015

WeSpeakCode Workshop with Microsoft

We were down in Microsoft's futuristic office located at Petronas Tower 3, KL for their #WeSpeakCode programme. We gave a talk about Malaysia's space programme to 220 participants from 4 different schools around KL. We introduced them to some basic rocketry by letting them work as a team to design and construct their own pop rockets. Everyone had fun by learning to code in the morning followed by our space and coding session in the afternoon. We're pleased to form a partnership with Microsoft and our next programme with them will be 'Skype with NASA Engineers'. We look forward to it and hope that you will be a part of it. So if you have any great questions for NASA, just post them up. Until then... enjoy the pics!!!