Singapore firm cancels plan to launch first Singaporean astronaut into space due to strong winds

In.Genius founder and director Lim Seng (above) said he would proceed when winds next allow.
In.Genius founder and director Lim Seng (above) said he would proceed when winds next allow.PHOTO: LIN ZHAOWEI FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

ALICE SPRINGS - A Singapore company has been forced to cancel plans to launch the first Singaporean astronaut into space - just hours before take-off - due to surprisingly fierce winds.

The technology firm In.Genius was due to launch a piloted capsule using a high-altitude helium balloon from a take-off site in remote outback Australia.

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