Msian space experiments a good joke
The website Stars Academy provides an opportunity for students around the world to send proposals for experiments to be conducted in space. This gives opportunity for students worldwide to design actual experiments directly with scientist, engineers and participate directly in the implementation and experiment hypothesis.
Some of the notable experiments include, reproduced here from the website:
- From Australia, the Glen Waverly Secondary School. Students design a spider experiment to determine if the spider will build a different web in space compared to Earth. The hypothesis is that the web's metabolic makeup will be impacted. The objective is to determine how spiders will adapt to life in microgravity.
These examples cited above are verifiable from Nasa's website .
The Malaysian media, however, reports that Malaysian astronauts will be conducting the following experiments in space which 'no one has done before'.
- They will play the 'batu seremban' or 'five stones' traditional children's game and spin traditional Malay 'gasing' in space.
Pray please inform the Malaysian public what the hypotheses of these experiments are for. What are we measuring? Do please inform us, even if it is the trajectory of milky tea in microgravity and to determine if it complies with Newton's First Law of Motion. If it does, then what?
It seems again, Malaysia and her half-baked politicians, policymakers and official have done it again with their utterly blind homage to form over function.
We are the laughing stock of the world and will continue to be.
Malaysians, look around you. Look at your rural schools, visit the squalid rural medical facilities, look at the deplorable social programmes for the elderly and underprivileged, count the number of public libraries we have, read about our contaminated water system, check out our crime rate, hear the plight of our underpaid police officers, visit our schools and see the level of our teachers and students.
Then come back and rethink why our government is conducting experiments on 'batu seremban' in space.