25 Jan '11, 9am

40 cadets from the National Cadet Corps Singapore will be trained by instructors from Nasa under a new space programme

40 cadets from the National Cadet Corps (NCC) Singapore will get to take part in a new Space Wing programme. -- PHOTO: ZAOBAO IN JUNE this year, 40 cadets from the National Cadet Corps (NCC) Singapore will get to take part in a new space programme. They will be trained by instructors from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Called the Space Wing Programme, the new course is a result of a partnership between the Singapore Space and Technology Association (SSTA) and NCC Singapore. 'It'll be a very rigorous five-day programme that blends academics, practical elements and experiential training all into one. It follows the astronaut-training programme in NASA, but it's a watered down version, of course,' said the SSTA's president, Mr Jonathan Hung. He added that to be selected, cadets should have a certain aptitude in basic mathematics and science, be phys...

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