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It is Rocket Science! Powering Australia into Space

Kerrie Dougherty from the Australian Space Agency
Australian Space Discovery Centre, Ground Floor, McEwin Building, North Terrace Adelaide
In person or Virtual

Join us at the Australian Space Discovery Centre for a special event as part of South Australia’s History Festival 2024. The theme is POWER.

Rockets provide the power to send instruments, experiments, and people into space. Since the beginning of the Space Age, Australian engineers and scientists have been developing propulsion systems to power rockets, spacecraft and even spaceplanes, sometimes at the cutting edge of technology.

Join space historian Kerrie Dougherty as she explores South Australia’s crucial role in propulsion system development and the wider Australian space propulsion story.

This event will be hosted in-centre and streamed online to audiences Australia wide. Those in the centre will be invited to explore all the centre has to offer including our Space Gallery, special displays with plenty of opportunities to chat with our Space Communicators!

Suggested ages: 12+, talk is 1 hour duration.

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