Sky is the Limit

To mark the 50th anniversary of the republic next year, there will be a Singaporean to be sent to space. Singapore is now thinking of expanding its reach by launching space industry. This is an ambitious plan but it is possible and it can be done. As a start, IN.Genius signed MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with Singapore Science Centre Board (SSCB) and Singapore Space and Technology Association (SSTA) to establish a “Space Science Education”. 20130222.150237_space_rotator It was announced on February 21, 2013 at the Global Space Technology Convention (GSTC) held at the Sheraton Towers. On that same day, the government declared that it will establish a new office that can capture and enhance economic opportunities in space industry. Indeed, the future looks bright for Singapore. Going back to the MoU, it will set the foundation for the development of the space industry here in Singapore. This will also generate new jobs for Singaporeans in the field of engineering. The fervent support of the government will make all things possible. In fact, the sending of the first Singaporean to space is only a part of the big plan. Flight testing will be developed to accommodate space tourism in the not so distant future. This is something to look forward to. The students will also benefit from this industry because of research. The industry will serve as their platform for learning. Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and National University of Singapore (NUS) also plan to launch a satellite together with ST Electronics. ST Electronics is planning to launch its first satellite by 2015 to facilitate ecological monitoring and naval security. NTU and NUS are planning to launch their second satellite that can assist weather research by 2016. 488x234-space

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