Malaysian in Space!

About half an hour ago, a Malaysian was sent hurtling into space in a Russ­ian Soyuz FG launch vehicle.

The his­toric moment was aired live over Astro Chan­nel 588. It was just before sun­set at the Baikonur Cos­mod­rome in Kaza­khstan when the Soyuz rocket with the Jalur Gemi­lang slapped onto it blasted into the sunset.

Cam­eras trained on the rocket until it was a tiny speck of light. Even the 1st stage sep­a­ra­tion could be seen roughly 2 min­utes into the launch. And not long after that, the rocket exhaust started to leave a beau­ti­ful plume of contrail-like trail in the sky. Pretty cool I must say! XD

Check out the video I took of the launch. It was taken with a w810i trained on a 29″ TV, you get the pic­ture (pun intended XD).

Any­way, our sec­ond physics test is over!! XD

by shenghan in Happenings, Varsity on 10th October, 2007 at 10pm, Wednesday, October 10th, 2007 10:37 pm GMT +8


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  1. maria said

    aiya, I missed out the launch just now.

  2. Free said

    Same here. Went out after the Physics test..couldn’t find a tele­vi­sion any­where at all..=.=

  3. ember said

    that’s why i took a vid of it. XD

    @Free, haha, i headed straight home and switched on the TV and it was one minute into the count­down. XD