12 December 2018
The Daily Mail (UK) reports that Adelaide has been selected to host Australia’s “new national Space Agency, boosting South Australia’s push to become a hub for innovation and technology.” The Australian Space Agency will be “located at Lot Fourteen on the old Royal Adelaide Hospital site by mid-2019, creating an immediate 20 jobs.” The agency is expected to “open the doors for local business” to access the estimated $345 billion global space industry and create “up to 20,000 jobs by 2030.” Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Wednesday, “Our government’s $41 million investment into the agency will act as a launching pad to triple Australia’s space economy to $12 billion.” Morrison described the agency as “part of our plan for a stronger economy for South Australia.” The Australian federal government is “also investing $260 million to develop world-leading satellite capabilities and increase GPS accuracy in cities and regional areas.” (Image: Astronaut Andy Thomas looks down on his hometown of Adelaide, South Australia, as he works 237 miles above Earth during a spacewalk Tuesday, 13 March 2001. Credit: Associated Press–© | NASA TV)
More Info (Daily Mail)