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Saturday, November 24, 2007

Angkasawan Selection Process

Requirement criteria
> Above 21 years of age
> Degree holder or Professional pilot
> 894 shortlisted for the 3.5 km run

2. 3.5km run

3. Basic medical examnination
4. Aeromedical 1
5. Aeromedical 2
6. Psychiatric, Physiological , Technical Competence and Survival Test
7. In depth medical test
8. Interview

9. 1st Announcement
The Final Four
> Dr. Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor, 34, Orthopaedic Surgeon
> Vanajah Siva , 35, Senior Quality Engineer
> Dr. Faiz Khaleed, 26, Armed Forces Dental Surgeon
> Mohammed Faiz Kamaludin, 34, Malaysia Airlines Pilot

Final Destination
6 - 8 days aboard the International Space Station (ISS) to conduct:
> Scientific Research
> Life Sciences
> Physical Science & Earth Observation
> Education & Technology
10. Treatment in Russia
11. 2nd Announcement
> Announcement of Two Angkasawan™ Malaysia

The Final Two
> Dr Sheikh Muszaphar Syukor
> Dr Faiz Khaleed

> 4th September 2006

> Announcement of two Angkasawan Malaysia

> KLIA, Malaysia

12. 18 months training

13. To the I.S.S

Blast Off to SPACE 10 October 2007
Baikonur Cosmodrome, KazakhstanMalaysia's First ANGKASAWAN (Dr. Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor)

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About The Angkasawan Programme

Vision And Objective

Angkasawan™ Programme's core ideals are to achieve the following objectives as part of its agenda in advancing the practice of conforming to a standard of excellence in the areas of science, technology and industry of Malaysia.

To inspire all Malaysians to strive for excellence and a unity of purpose and instill a sense of identity that will promote national resolve and enrich their lives.

To send a Malaysian Angkasawan™ to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2007 to carry out activities that will benefit Malaysian science, technology and industry.

Gaining knowledge and experience from Russia and other countries and using this acquisition as a base for Malaysia to develop expertise in space science and zero gravity applications.

The programme is designed to instill the interest of young Malaysians to explore new areas of science and technology which are crucial to sustaining a long-term national competitiveness in a globalization era.

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Friday, November 16, 2007

Malaysian Heroes!

Today, I would like to introduce our Malaysian Heroes!They are our Malaysian "Angkasawan" (Astronaut). Our first angkasawan had went to International Space Station (I.S.S) on October.10.2007 untill October.21.2007. He conducted experiment about cells (cancer cells, endothelial cells and osteoblasts bone cells), microbes in space and protein crystallization.

First Angkasawan is Dr Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor

Second Angkasawan is Major Dr Faiz Khaleed

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Space Stuff

NASA Space Shuttle

"SOKOL" mirror is placed on right arm

Russian Space Suit "SOKOL"

The International Space Station

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The Fifth Planet Orbiting 55-Cancri Discovered!

Astronomers had discovered the fifth planet orbiting 55 Cancri, a star beyond our solar system. 55 Cancri is located 41 light-years away in the constellation Cancer and has nearly the same mass and age as our sun. It is easily visible with binoculars.

The new planet weights about 45 times the mass of Earth and may be similar to Saturn in its composition and appearance. The planet is the fourth from 55 Cancri and completes one orbit every 260 days. Its location places the planet in the "habitable zone," a band around the star where the temperature would permit liquid water to pool on solid surfaces. The distance from its star is approximately 116.7 million kilometers (72.5 million miles), slightly closer than Earth to our sun, but it orbits a star that is slightly fainter.

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