12 May '18, 4am

A S’porean promised late Lee Kuan Yew he’d send a person into space. He’s doing it on May 15, 2018. https://t.co/IHYiEZtwE8

A S’porean promised late Lee Kuan Yew he’d send a person into space. He’s doing it on May 15, 2018. https://t.co/IHYiEZtwE8

Marvyn Lim Seng made a promise to the late Lee Kuan Yew in 2015. Advertisement At the former prime minister’s wake, they were giving out postcards for people to write farewell messages. Inspired by Lee’s contributions to the nation, Lim then promised he would strive to send the first Singaporean into space. Lim and his family. Via Familyandlife.sg Past experience The 57-year-old had spent 15 years at the Ministry of Defence where he worked on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) projects. He then headed to the Airbus Group. Subsequently, Lim used his experience in drone and UAV projects to set up IN.Genius, which in Lim’s words, sets out to “solve the world’s problems”. There, Lim started GoSpace, his self-funded campaign with a single mission — to send a Singaporean into space. Advertisement Bureaucratic challenges of a space project From the onset, Lim was looking for a guy to...

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2018/05/singaporean-going-outer-space/

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