Recently, it was reported that Nasa had listed Malaysia’s two Angkasawans as space flight participants and not as astronauts for the ISS mission 16. This led to several reports here doubting the status of the Angkasawan.
Describing the cynics as possessing “logical myopia,” he said that during the medieval period, there were also critics who doubted the European quests to seek new territories, claiming it a waste of money.
“Yet in the end, it was those who went beyond the known worlds who reaped political and economic benefits.
Lulu's the type who would still call a spade a spade even when some big boss out there is calling the spade the great shifter of the earth.
But, mind you, his spaceflight participant status was not something Lulu maliciously created. That's what NASA called him. Look at his credentials compared to the other cosmonauts. And if you wiki it, a spaceflight participant is a space tourist. A cosmonaut? really?
Yar, and his study tour in space would hopefully reap fruits and benefits like those derived from the Selangor State Assemblymen's trip to China.
The whole angkasawan thingy has been a farce.
The selection from the thousands who applied. The race and gender friendly top 4. And now the nation is clamouring with pride over the first Muslim in space during Ramadhan. Could that always have been the intention?
The announcement of the final ONE. The glamour ceremony. The pretend to build up the tension and excitement. All this kononnya hush-hush, when all this time, NASA had already put it up on their website prior to the PM's announcement. I really dont think any bookie was accepting bets on this "sure win".
Lulu's not too sure about Logical Myopia, but Lulu's certain that there are people out these who want Malaysians to blindly believe in this Malaysia [not forgetting, Muslim] boleh!