Space exploration is the investigation of physical conditions in space and on stars, planets, and their moons through the use of artificial satellites (spacecraft that orbit the earth), space probes (spacecraft that pass through the solar system and that may or may not orbit another celestial body), and spacecraft with human crews.( http://education.yahoo.com/reference/encyclopedia/entry?id=44593)
As a senior officer with Malaysia National Space Agency (MNSA), I was invited by the English Club of Sekolah Menengah Kota Bharu, Kota Bharu, Kelantan to be one of three speakers to speak on the topic, ‘Should Malaysia join in the race for space exploration?’. Guest speakers were given approximately 30 minutes each to deliver their speech.
The objectives of the speech are:
i) To convey the information about space exploration to the students - what space exploration is all about, what good can it bring, what are the disadvantages and what can they do to be part of it.
ii) With this talk, it is hoped that students will feel, think and respond positively towards space exploration and why it is necessary to the human race to spread their horizon into the outer space.
iii) To inculcate and to nurture the interest of the future generations to think what is beyond the universe, which might inspire them to learn more about science and pursuing a career in science
iv) To create awareness among students, how Malaysia fare in space technologies, what are the government initiatives to see it grow and how realistic it is that a Malaysian, stand a chance to be an astronaut.
Our target audience is The English Club of a secondary school, Sekolah Menengah Kota Bharu, Kota Bharu, Kelantan. There will be approximately 100 students, 70%t of them are Malay, with 20% Chinese and 10% Indian. 70 percent of them are girls.
Averagely, their level of English proficiency is good, with more than half of them scored A in... [continues]
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