Australia has been a part of the human journey into space since NASA’s Mercury program, when the Muchea Tracking Station gave critical southern hemisphere support to John Glenn in 1962 as he became the first American to orbit the Earth. But in the ensuing 56 years, while 74 other nations, including New Zealand and Indonesia, formed space agencies, Australia did not. In 2018, that changed.
This three-part program will look at the history of Australia’s role in space exploration, take a deep dive into the forces that formed the new Australian Space Agency (ASA) and examine the visionary science that will propel our nation into humanity’s future in space. Join our ASA leaders, historians, engineers and physicists in a fascinating celebration of Down Under amongst the stars.