Jonathan Lun, a Wits University and Stellenbosch University alumnus, presented an ambitious asteroid metal-fuelled rocket solution. He has been given a full scholarship to attend Singularity University’s 9-week Global Solutions Programme in Silicon Valley.
“I’m absolutely thrilled and honoured to be offered this life-changing experience,” said Lun. “The support from friends, family and colleagues has been astounding and I hope to make them proud.
Lun called Singularity University “the perfect place to share and refine this idea with like-minded people who pursue ambitious and grand efforts to build the future.”
Singularity University (SU) is a California benefit corporation with a mission to educate, inspire and empower leaders to apply exponential technologies towards solving humanity’s grand challenges. Together with a highly engaged alumni community in over 90 countries, SU is committed to creating positive and sustainable global impact via three core areas: education, innovation and community.
Headquartered at NASA’s Research Park in the heart of Silicon Valley, it was founded in 2008 by Ray Kurzweil and Peter Diamandis.