TRANSCRIPT Interview – Weekend Today

Topics: Hayabusa2 E&OE: Rebecca Maddern: In breaking news, a Japanese spacecraft has been found after it ploughed through Earth’s atmosphere and landed in the South Australian desert this morning. For more on this, we are joined by astrophysicist Professor Alan Duffy from Swinburne University and the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews. Hello…

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE – NT PROPELS INTO SPACE

The Australian and Northern Territory Governments are teaming up to expand the Top End’s space sector, with a new agreement to maximise the Territory’s natural advantages to create jobs and grow the economy. Federal Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Northern Territory…

NASA’S GLOBE EDUCATION PROGRAM RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA

Students and teachers from across Australia will once again have the opportunity to participate in a NASA sponsored international science and education program. NASA and the Australian Space Agency have signed a cooperative agreement to re-engage in the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) program. This worldwide initiative provides a unique opportunity…

AUSTRALIA, JAPAN UNITE TO GROW SPACE INDUSTRIES

Australia’s long standing space cooperation with Japan has been strengthened with our two countries committing to build on our relationship to grow the space industry and create new jobs. Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzō Abe acknowledged the signing of the Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) between the Australian Space Agency and the…

BUILDING MISSION CONTROL CENTRE

Australia’s first Mission Control Centre is one step closer to lift off with local company Saber Astronautics chosen to establish the state-of-the-art space hub in Adelaide. The Mission Control Centre will provide facilities for space businesses and researchers to control satellite and space missions, and include a live link to the International Space Station so…