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History of Australia's Involvement in Space

52 min Source: CoTR Podcast

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Australia's involvement in space spans seven decades, multiple locations and development of significant space capabilities.

Summary

In the third instalment of the eight part Space Series, we talk with esteemed author and space historian, Kerrie Dougherty and space industry veteran, Roger Franzen about Australia's long history in space. From the first moon landing to world firsts in computer simulation missile testing, to Air Force being assigned Defence's lead in the Space Domain - Australia continues to 'punch above its weight' in space. Not just a history lesson, our guests' wealth of knowledge and experience adds valuable context to why the DSU 2020 cites sovereign space capabilities as critical to assuring both our access to space and our national security posture well into the future. A fascinating and informative conversation highlighting why Australia could become a leader in space capabilities.

 

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