Singapore space venturer: I feel unlucky, but happy

Mr Lim Seng with his space capsule. On Monday, an unusually fierce wind crossing central Australia forced him to cancel the launch outside Alice Springs.
Mr Lim Seng with his space capsule. On Monday, an unusually fierce wind crossing central Australia forced him to cancel the launch outside Alice Springs.PHOTO: JONATHAN PEARLMAN

S'porean upbeat about project despite cancelled mission due to high winds

For the past five years, Singaporean space entrepreneur Lim Seng has been working tirelessly - and spending millions of his own dollars - to send the first Singaporean into space from a remote site in central Australia.

The elaborate plan involves using a high-altitude helium balloon to launch a tiny capsule - containing a Singaporean astronaut - into the stratosphere.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 16, 2018, with the headline 'Space venturer: I feel unlucky, but happy'. Print Edition | Subscribe