May 19, 2022


Born to play

Prime Minister Scott Morrison tips $65m into Australia’s fledgling space industry

James Brown, chief govt of the Place Sector Affiliation of Australia, welcomed the $65 million investment, stating it signalled an “open door” for individuals with the skills and ambition to turn into astronauts.

“Today’s bulletins will aid the Australian room business and the booming place financial state. It as soon as much more attracts consideration to the point that Australia is open for area launch providers,” Mr Brown mentioned.

Australia’s place field has been gathering steam in current moments. A Countrywide Area Sector Hub was introduced in Sydney in early February, even though the South Australian governing administration tipped $20 million into its Australian House Park previous December.

On the business side, Adelaide business Fleet Room Technologies opened an office in Houston, Texas, to be a part of NASA in its mission to land the initial female on the moon.

As aspect of Friday’s announcement, Mr Morrison said the funding would assistance deliver an additional Australian into place.

Concerning 1996 and 2005, Adelaide-born astronaut Andy Thomas flew 4 place missions and remains the only Australian to enter place as a NASA astronaut.

Australian-born Paul Scully-Electric power flew aboard NASA’s Challenger house shuttle as a civilian payload professional in 1984.