Aim for the stars — that was exactly what 10-year-old Elizabeth Ng Ziqi did when she created a song that was broadcast in space last month.
On 11 April, the Primary 4 student from Casuarina Primary School made history by becoming the first Singaporean to achieve the feat. Aptly titled 'Space Nomad', her musical creation was brought to life with the help of AI (artificial intelligence).
To launch the track in space, Wall-Pie, a Singapore-based space education and technology company collaborated with Tabernacle Health Group, a local-based biotech company. Wall-Pie is also designing an upcoming spacecraft engineering course for Singapore Polytechnic.
On top of having a passion for music, Elizabeth is an aspiring astronaut and had the chance to learn from experts from NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) and ESA (European Space Agency) when she was enrolled in Wall-Pie Space Juniors Program.
According to Wasim Ahmed, CEO and founder of Meta-visionaries and board member of Wall-Pie, the song was to "let people know around the world that you can touch the stars".