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Friday, June 12, 2009

A competition, last chance for submissions


The Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) is teaming up with the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) to provide the winner with a fully-funded round-trip to the 2009 International Astronautical Congress (IAC) and Space Generation Congress (SGC) in Daejeon, Republic of Korea. **SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE THIS SUNDAY JUNE 14, 2009**

Entries are due by 14 June 2009. Designs should be submitted as “screenshots” of the separate pages, displaying the layout and content.
Submissions can be emailed to officer@spacegeneration.org or may be
submitted on CD/DVD mailed to:

SGAC
c/o European Space Policy Institute
Schwarzenbergplatz 6
A-1030 Vienna, Austria

For more information please click here:
http://www.spacegeneration.org/node/2440

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Thanks to all visitors!

The hit counter at the bottom of this blog shows more than 1000 hits.

As an appreciation to all my visitor, i made a big changes to my blogspot.

Now i have 3 different pages; FarquarSpace, FarquarStudio and FarquarSpot.

FarquarSpace: Any posted news or articles will only relate to space science technology and education.

FarquarStudio: Will update/post my new 3D or any cool creation in this page. It could be also a medium for me to share some artistic pictures.

FarquarSpot: I have no idea at this time... but i guess it should be a page where i can share a lot of ideas and different point of view.

Thanks again...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

this is why Airfrance plane crashed


Experts say that it was too early to speculate the causes of the crash.

But let me ask my fellow readers here, according to the first report, what was the cause of dissappearance?

lightning???

turbulence???


considering that any aircrash was most likely cause by various factors that could contribute to a catastrophic chain of events.

for example;
12hours before disaster, there was one sleepy technician on duty, replacing old bolts and screws. thousands of bolts, screws and etc were there in the hangar. because of he was so tired, he replaced it with the wrong one.
Now, when the airplane was about to takeoff.. nothing happened. But when it flew across turbulence, the impact now was a lot tougher and could cause the wrong bolts and screws loosen up very easily.

so if you say that lightning and turbulence alone could cause the crash, you're probably wrong. Because most aviation accidents would not happened instantly.

in this case, would you blame on the technician because of his carelessly mistake. maybe not.. but why?

maybe his supervisor had asked him to work more than 8 hours. so... the supervisor's fault?.. maybe yes, but why did the experienced supervisor do that..

perhaps because of the airline's policies require maintenance staffs to work 18 hours a day since they had a bad economy time.

so this is what we call a catastrophic chain of events.

but lately i got this picture which can be the first evidence of this case. This passenger was the real reason why Airfrance plane crashed that day. Click here.