13 Jun '11, 12pm

Space's the limit at Space Academy Singapore

Space's the limit at Space Academy Singapore

SINGAPORE: Some 20 students put hours of hard work into flight when they launched their rockets at Republic Polytechnic on June 7. From designing their rockets from scratch to having former staff of US space agency NASA as teachers, It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for many of them. The Space Academy Singapore programme is jointly organised by US-based aeronautical engineering company, TriVector International (TVI) and the Singapore Space & Technology Association (SSTA). It aims to hook students to science and engineering through the space training programme. Samuel Mathews, Director of Singapore Space and Technology Association, said: "They want to go into leisure or tourism, or finance and banking, because that's where the glamour is, that's where the money is. "So we want to bring the students back into engineering, because that is where we feel that the whole ec...

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