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Shooting for the stars

Sending a Singaporean to space might sound like a pipe dream, but for the past five years Lim Seng has been working to turn this into reality. He tells why he's pressing on despite multiple setbacks.

"(Near-space) is the remaining virgin land we can conquer if we are brave enough - no one has claimed it yet. If we design and innovate and get to know this area better, we can develop disruptive technologies - platforms that are better than aircraft and satellites." - Lim Seng.


HAVING made a career out of turning science fiction into reality, Lim Seng is used to being called "crazy".

Which is why the engineer-turned-entrepreneur is undeterred by scepticism about his latest endeavour - sending a Singaporean to the edge of space.

The 58-year-old has poured...

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