This project started with a quest to inspire Singaporeans and establish a greater mental model that it's possible to dream and do greater things - beyond the size of our nation.
This event is pivotal, historic and monumental. It is also the World's first bootstrapped self-funded Startup to send a human to the Edge of Space. (Armstrong line @ 20 KM above sea level - See infographics below)
You can also get the full story at our Indiegogo Campaign page, where you can be a part of this historic event!Help send the First Singaporean to Space
Feb 2013 - First announcement at GSTC and signing of MOU with Science Centre.
Aug 2013 - Design and Development of 3 different capsules.
Feb 2014 - 26 shortlisted candidates interviewed at GSTC.
Nov 2014 - Red & White Capsule unveiled in RWS.
Jan 2015 - Composite Black Capsule displayed at WISMA Atria.
Mar 2015 - Aluminium Capsule: Successful 3 lab-rats flight test up to 29.5 km; 110 min.
May 2015 - 1st successful drop test in Alice Springs, Australia.
May 2016 - Successfully conducted 2 flight tests within 48hrs in Alice Springs Australia attaining above 30km and 5hrs.
Apr 2017 - Successful capsule pressure leak test attaining 35 millibars over 5hrs. In these conditions, the astronaut can go without the spacesuit in the capsule. A T-shirt would be just fine :)
Aug 2017 - CASA (AU) in-principle manned flight approval obtained.
Nov 2017 - Launching of Space Business Model Competition across NUS & NTU.
Jan 2018 - Space Suit interface design confirmed and contract signed.
On-going Design - Improvements to further improve and reduce landing impact speed. Less than 5m/s hence even lower G shock achieved.
Feb 2018 - Officially announced D-Day to launch on 15 May 2018 @ 4.30am (Singapore Time GMT+8).
What kind of man wakes up one day thinking, "hmm... let's start a Space Travel business in Singapore?"
Sending a 1st Singaporean to Space is "unique" as the FIRST time Singapore has dared venture into SPACE - not by a NASA-size organisation but by an enduring group of volunteers' private effort. Our earnest intent is to show fellow Singaporeans that as citizens of a small nation, we can also do BIG things given the competence, perseverance and grit.
From 150 down to 26 candidates. Meet the Singaporeans who have stepped forward and are willing to risk their lives for this mission.
SG50 National Space Education held at Resort World Sentosa, Space Expo November 2014.
In search of Daring Balloonists for the system drop test using hot air balloon.
Life support test with live lab rats - Hyderabad March 2015
Consecutive double launch in Alice Springs beyond the Armstrong line of 20km from Earth.
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