Thursday, March 24, 2011

Book Review: Aspirasi Angkasawan by Mohammed Faiz Kamaludin

Dear Readers,

This book is a must read for Malaysians who are keen to know the criteria and how to be selected for the next opportunity as Malaysia's second astronaut.

Its also an informative read for teachers who may want to apply or to be informed about what it requires to be shortlisted as an astronaut.

The book covers details about the Malaysian Astronaut Programme, the initial selection stages, intensive and exhaustive medical tests including aero-type selection medical tests, survival skills tests, interview and the final selection in Russia.

There's lots of photographs, detailed charts and tables. Its in full colour and will make an excellent coffee table book.

Its written in Bahasa Melayu (Malay) and written from the perspective of one who just missed being selected as the final candidate because of a medical condition.

Personally, I believe anybody can now fly to outer space and back. Remember Christa McAucliffe who was only a History teacher but managed to overcome all odds to be selected and to go on board the ill-fated Colombia Space Shuttle.

Well, dream on teachers of Malaysia (and the world)!

Rodney Tan

P.S. Book costs RM25.90 but with a Popular bookstore card, members can get a 10% discount.


1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the positive review, and do contact me or the association anytime if you need us to do any space related programmes or talks. All the best...