Technological advances borne out of space science helped us understand our planet, its role as well as our place in the expanding universe. They helped us create inventions and technologies that have made our lives easier.
Astronaut William Anders, a mission photographer aboard Apollo 8 captured the image what’s now known as the “Earthrise” photograph, showing our irreplaceable planetary home rising over the moon’s horizon. Taken over 51 years ago, the photograph continues to offer us a fundamental change in perspective.
Children are the future of mankind; fostering a passion for space exploration in young children is how one ensures the next generation of innovators is ready to pick up the mantle—advance space science and exploration and make discoveries that can benefit humanity at large.
That’s, in short, what has been the aim of Generasi Marikh Academy since its inception in 2017. The academy seeks to help Malaysian young children develop their abilities and love for STEM disciplines—through appreciation of our cosmic home and space exploration.
Generasi Marikh Academy teaches space science to young children. The first of its kind in Malaysia, the academy seeks to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers and propel Malaysia towards becoming a space-faring nation.
As of this writing, the academy offers 5 different types of space camp for children between the ages of 7 and 12. Taught by hand-picked facilitators from the space industry, each of these camps carries its own unique set of educational content and learning goals.