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Offline CameronD

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In the news today (actually, all over the news today) and probably because IAC2017 starts today:

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Australia will create its own space agency in an attempt to cash in on a $420 billion aeronautical industry and create thousands of new jobs.
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The Federal Government will detail the long-term plans at the 68th International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide, where the Opposition will also reveal its own plan.

Several decades late but better late than never, I suppose..

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-25/government-to-establish-national-space-agency/8980268


(cross-posted from https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=38583)

« Last Edit: 09/25/2017 03:24 AM by CameronD »
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Labor said Australia and Iceland were the only countries in the 35-member Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development that do not have a space agency.

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/australia-create-space-agency-economic-boost-50069141

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Orion - the first and only manned not-too-deep-space craft


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« Last Edit: 09/26/2017 11:24 PM by CameronD »
With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine - however, this is not necessarily a good idea. It is hard to be sure where they are
going to land, and it could be dangerous sitting under them as they fly overhead.

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It's finally official:

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The scientist who will head the country's first dedicated space agency believes Australia's relatively small industry could soon treble in size, producing up to 20,000 new jobs in just over a decade.

Former CSIRO boss Megan Clark will today be formally named as the head of the Australian Space Agency for its first year of operations.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-14/australian-space-agency-boss-predicts-jobs-boom/9756890

Here's hoping for good things.  :)
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Thought this was a joke from the Australian show utopia.

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Thought this was a joke from the Australian show utopia.

Well.. as someone hoping to get one of those 20,000 jobs supposedly on offer, I sure hope it's not a joke.
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With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine - however, this is not necessarily a good idea. It is hard to be sure where they are
going to land, and it could be dangerous sitting under them as they fly overhead.

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