Speech on Space Exploration

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INTRODUCTION
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
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Unfortunately my dear, I’m here today not to talk about spacecraft, aliens or Milky Way galaxies as you always see in the movies.
My name is Dr.Adam Haris bin Abdul Halim of Malaysia National Space Agency (MNSA). I’m here today to talk about ‘should Malaysia join in the race for space exploration?’

First of all, I would like to express my sincere thanks and appreciation to the Club President, Secretary, Committee Members, teachers and the entire club members for giving me this opportunity to share about our today’s topic.

Malaysia National Space Agency was established in 2002. Our responsibility is providing leadership in Malaysia Space Programme, space education and research as well as assisting the Malaysia Government in formulating policies on space.

The first and current Director General of the agency is Prof. Datuk Dr. Mazlan Binti Othman with Dr.Mustafa Bin Subari as the Deputy. Malaysian space exploration which we are proud of, is merely an event. The real issue concerns the technology resulting from space exploration.

I believe you are all aware of our first astronaut that made it to the outer space. It created prime time news when he blasted off into space on board a Russian made spacecraft, right students? The entire nation tuned in to watch the event broadcast live on television if you can remember.

My dear students,
Let me give some interesting facts. I believe you all know who was the first man in space. But do you know what is the first animal