Off-earth mining will be crucial if the dream of building cities in space is to become a reality.
ARC funding supports UNSW academics participating in cooperative national and international facilities and partnering with business, industry and the community.
Forum will bring Australia’s space community together to shape a collective vision for the nation’s space endeavours.
From solar sail-powered spacecraft, to laser communications, to asteroid detection systems, there is no shortage of Australian ideas and expertise to help NASA explore the Moon and Mars.
Australia should be involved in any new mission to the Moon. We have the interest and the expertise so let's be part of the race.
Australia has a well-earned reputation as a mining nation. Now we're moving towards mining 'off world', on the Moon.
New jobs and investment for Australia's growing space industry are promised with the backing of the new space agency. It's hoped that all states and territories will benefit from a national approach.
The announcement that Australia will finally create its own space agency has opened the door for a long-held dream for many: a home-grown Australian astronaut.
Protecting Australia's water by using satellites to collect local data is just one practical argument supporting the nation's need for a space agency, writes Andrew Dempster.
Buried ice on Mars could be a water source for interplanetary visits of the future, write Sophia Casanova, Andrew Dempster and Serkan Saydam.