14 May '18, 8pm

Looks like GoSpace's crewed flight to near space is delayed 6-12 months.

Looks like GoSpace's crewed flight to near space is delayed 6-12 months.

Unfortunately, the launch on 15th May (0600hrs AST) will not go ahead due to high jet stream winds along the planned flight path. We cannot put our people in harm’s way. The weather is non-negotiable and our focus must always be on ensuring flight safety. Over the past few weeks, the launch team has been monitoring atmospheric winds which unfortunately at 12km above sea level are forecast to be 112 knots (207km/h) on launch day. This will create too much wind shear that could put the astronaut in great danger. We have been studying wind patterns in this area for the past 3 to 4 years (in month of April – May) but surprisingly, this year the jet stream has come in earlier. In addition, it is known that in this part of the world in May, surface conditions are generally calm however, at present, they are still too strong to safely launch our very large and delicate helium bal...

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2018/05/singapore-outer-space-delay/

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