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.
As US President Donald Trump steers his military into space, UNSW Canberra is leading an international project to define how military law will be applied beyond Earth.
If there ever was life on Mars it may still be there, writes Malcolm Walter. And if we can demonstrate an independent origin of life, the consequences will be profound.