Russia charged us tens of millions to send a Malaysian to space as a piece of furniture. And at the end of the day, nobody except UMNO acknowledges him as anything more than a space tourist.
I reckon when it comes to sending our Astrocannot No.2 to space, we should tell the Russkis to go jump into a vat of vodka and screw themselves. We can go to space on Virgin Galactic's Space Ship Two, and it'll only cost the Malaysian taxpayer $200,000.
Here's BBC on the virgin.
The rocket spaceliner will carry two pilot astronauts and six ticketed passengers. They will fly initially from a new facility called Spaceport America in the New Mexico desert.And here's what the space flight participants will do.
Seats cost $200,000. Virgin Galactic says more than 200 individuals have booked, and another 85,000 have registered an interest to fly.
The journeys will last about two-and-a-half hours from beginning to end. Passengers on SS2 will climb to an altitude of 110km, from where they will get to experience weightlessness for a few minutes, and see the curvature of the Earth and the black of space.Hey, just wait a frickin' cotton pickin' minute... "experience weightlessness for a few minutes, and see the curvature of the Earth and the black of space"... isn't that exactly what our angkasawan did on his multi-million dollar space holiday? In fact, isn't that the only thing he did?