Australia finally forms its own space agency

The Australian federal government has announced an investment of $50 million to help seed the formation of a national space agency. The move, expected to generate thousands of jobs, is as much a strategic one as it is fiscal.

“We are dependent on other countries who can choose their own national interest over and above ours,” Kim Carr, who serves as the Labor Party’s science and research spokesperson, told Australia’s ABC News. “We certainly need to be able to protect our domestic interests, we need to build our industry capability and we need to secure the jobs of the future for .”


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