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Last Updated: January 21, 2016

Asian Try Zero-G for students invited to promote space education in Thai Government House

Reported by Science Media Department,
National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA)

(Bangkok, THAILAND) Five students from Asian Try Zero-G, 2015 projects were invited to promote space education activities in the auspicious Thai Government House during the National Children's Day, 9 January 2016.

Ms.Warisa Jaidee, from Patumwan Demonstration School, was selected to give a talk on the main stage about her interest in science and technology. She also met with General Prayuth Chan-ocha, Thailand's Prime Minister, where he gave her a warm welcome and took picture together on the stage.

With Thailand's Prime Minister on the main stage

In NSTDA's exhibition area, the students showed videos from the space where JAXA's astronaut Kimiya Yui perform their experiments and explain the underlying ideas to visitors. Dr.Pichet Durongkaveroj, Minister of Science and Technology, came by early during the setup to assist the students on how to make their presentation interesting.

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Talking with Minister of science and technology

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The students showed promotion videos of Try zero-G

Proposer's Comments; Ms.Warisa Jaidee (Zero-G Painting idea) said, "We are very glad that our idea got selected because that's what we want to do if we get to go to space. We are excited to know the answer to our question and we had fun watching the experimental tape of JAXA Try-Zero-G. We are very proud that JAXA took interest in our idea and actually tried out our proposal in the space station."

"We would like to thank JAXA and NSTDA for opening such great opportunity on the platform shared throughout the world. It's so generous to offer us chances to present our ideas and watch it travel so far that it's beyond our sight. We have lots of questions about space and the only thing we can do was reading or researching. JAXA and NSTDA help us to see more vivid pictures of space which may or may not resemble those we had portraying the explanation of space in our mind. Thank you so much for this generosity."

NSTDA also used this opportunity to promote the new 2016 Asian Try Zero-G project to the public.

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