Wednesday, November 15, 2006

太空人(一) / Astronaut (1)




Malaysia will send its first astronaut into the space aboard a Russian rocket next year, as part of a six to eight day scientific mission on board the International Space Station. This space program is estimated to cost around US$25 million.

The government is very proud of this project, but sorry, I don’t feel single bit of excitement at all. There is no obvious technical benefit out of this luxurious flashy adventure for just 1 man. The truth is our government is squandering money of taxpayers. Their ignorant fantasy eclipsed the sense and reality. It does attract the attention from the world, but scornful. The same budget could have been allocated on more crucial and desperate aspects like medical infrastructure and education.