|Hello cosmos, bye roti canai, bye teh tarik!|
KUALA LUMPUR: Not only do our astronauts have to put love on hold, there will be no teh tarik and roti canai in space. But Dr Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor or Capt Dr Faiz Khaleed will be allowed to take along a Malaysian flag.
They may not even be able to take the two local favourites to Russia with them for their training.
In March last year, National Space Agency director-general Prof Datuk Dr Mazlan Othman said she wanted our astronaut to enjoy a taste of home, and was looking into sending up some teh tarik, roti canai and sambal belacan.
But it is too difficult to package these food items for space, according to Deputy Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Kong Cho Ha.
He added that the Jalur Gemilang would make a good reminder of home.
On Saturday, it was reported that under their contracts, neither astronaut can tie the knot until after the mission is over in 2008. (Extracted from New Straits Times Online of 27 September 2006)
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