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Mazlan Othman

Emeritus Professor, National University of Malaysia (UKM)


Emerita Professor Tan Sri Dr. Mazlan binti Othman is a Malaysian astrophysicist whose work has pioneered Malaysia's participation in space exploration. She was her country's first astrophysicist, and helped to create a curriculum in astrophysics at the national university, as well as to build public awareness and understanding of astronomy and space issues. She was appointed Director General of Angkasa, the Malaysian National Space Agency and served as the director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs in Vienna from 2007 to 2014.

She has her own Wikipedia-page, how awesome is that?

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