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Media Article | How South Australia could propel itself to a big share of the $400 billion global space economy

Media Article | How South Australia could propel itself to a big share of the $400 billion global space economy

  • Sep 11, 2017

How South Australia could propel itself to a big share of the $400 billion global space economy

 

IN two weeks, Adelaide will welcome an estimated 4000 space industry heavyweights from around the globe.

The International Astronautical congress, which has been held every year since 1950, is the premier meeting of the global space community.

Hosted by the International Astronautical Federation, International Academy of Astronautics and International Institute of Space Law, this year’s event will include lectures and presentations about life on Mars, outer space settlements, solar sailing, space junk retrieval missions and South Australia’s role in the development of space tugs and buses.

Founder and chief executive of Space X and Tesla, multi-millionaire businessman Elon Musk, plans to provide delegates with an update on his plans for colonising Mars.

South Australian-born astronaut Andy Thomas will deliver a keynote address at a networking event with guests including heads of space agencies, astronauts, international parliamentarians and senior industry representatives.

One of the world’s leading science educators, Planetary Society chief executive Bill Nye, will discuss solar-sailing spacecrafts that are seen as the possible future of interstellar space travel…..

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