SINGAPORE TO CHOOSE FIRST SPACE TOURIST FOR ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY!
Malaysia has had its first space tourist, and plans a second.
MALAYSIA’S FIRST AND ONLY SPACE TRAVELLER WAS, STRICTLY SPEAKING, A SPACE TOURIST. THE GOVERNMENT BOUGHT A TICKET FOR HIM TO TRAVEL INTO OUTER SPACE.
SINGAPORE’S FIRST SPACE TRAVELLER IN 2015
Home-grown entrepreneur Lim Seng emphasised that the spaceman target was not a one-off event, but part of a larger series of flight testings towards developing a commercial space tourism vehicle that can accommodate six people.
YAHOO! NEWS SINGAPORE
A Singaporean in space by 2015?
By Shah Salimat | Yahoo! Newsroom – Fri, Feb 22, 2013
A Singapore hi-tech start-up plans to develop a space science education and send the first Singaporean to space by 2015. The start-up, IN.Genius, signed a memorandum of understanding Thursday between the Singapore Science Centre Board and the Singapore Space and Technology Association, as part of their plans.
On the same day, the government announced plans to set up a new Office for Space Technology and Industry, according to second minister for trade and industry S. Iswaran at the Global Space Technology Convention at the Sheraton Towers.
The memorandum set the groundwork for an ambitious plan to develop a new Singapore space industry and create new jobs for Singaporeans in engineering. As part of such efforts, IN.Genius’s plan is to send a Singaporean astronaut into space by the nation’s 50th National Day.
The New Paper
They hope to be first Singaporean in space
Think space travel, and you may get the image of Neil Armstrong taking his first steps on the moon.
But come Aug 9 next year (2015), it is hoped that instead of Armstrong, it will be one of our own Singaporean adventurers up there in the vastness of space.
Mr Lim Seng, 54, plans to send the first Singaporean to space on National Day next year.
ST Breaking News
26 vying to be first Singaporean to fly into space
One to be chosen by April 2015 for Aug 9 launch on S’pore’s 50th birthday.
A 15-year-old girl, a former soldier who has climbed Mount Everest and Singapore Airlines (SIA) pilots are among 26 Singaporeans vying to become the first citizen to pilot a craft into near space – more than 20km above sea level.
One of the 26 will be chosen by April next year to be launched into the atmosphere on National Day, Aug 9, 2015 – Singapore’s 50th birthday – according to plans by the Science Centre Board, the Singapore Space and Technology Association, and IN.Genius, a local firm focusing on high-tech energy solutions.