Friday, October 05, 2007

Angkasawan Negara...

By: AK
The Expedition 16 crew members pose for a portrait at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. From the left (front row) are Russia’s Federal Space Agency cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko, flight engineer and Soyuz commander; astronaut Peggy Whitson, commander; and Malaysian spaceflight participant Sheikh Muzhaphar Shukor. From the left (back row) are European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Léopold Eyharts, astronaut Garrett Reisman and astronaut Dan Tani, all flight engineers.
Congratulation to Dr. Sheikh for being selected as the first Malaysian to be at the outter space. Not just the first Malaysian, but also the first South east Asian and maybe also the first Malay to reach our outter atmostphere, the karman line.
I have naver show my interest in this national preject before but this doesnt mean that I never follow the journey of the history in the making.
Tomorrow I will have to submit my article t Dr. Murad. His asked us to right any article realted to science and technology in Malaysia and after a lot of consideration and brain work out, i finally chosed the "Program Angkasawan Negara" as my subject.
As im doing my research on the net...i went to the angkasawan negara official website, I did some copy and paste...(which they say plagiat) and I read some of blog postings by Dr. Sheikh.
Ala-ala syahdu gak mamat ni menulis.
Then I googled up more blogs ... to find out the other version of the story.... jeng4!!! you know what i found out??
Some of the opposition bloggers argued that the angkasawan negara program is not supposed to be call program angkasawan... but program pelancongan angkasa!!
Try look at the pic's cutline which I copied from jomkahwin, they named dr. shiekh just as the spaceflight participant, not an astronout.
According to my sources, this picture was taken and published by an American news agency. Wikipedia defines spaceflight participant as a participant in "space tourism".
Somebody should clarify this...
p/s: Rasanya dr. sheikh nak continue jadi model lagi x??