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Australia to create national space agency

25 September 2017

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Australia will establish a national space agency, the government has said.

Although its space industry employs about 11,500 people, Australia is one of the few major developed countries that do not have a space agency.

Industry Minister Michaelia Cash said it was "crucial" that Australia capitalised on the growth of the global space industry.

The move follows a domestic industry review which called for a dedicated body to be established.

Source: BBC

Image credit: GETTY IMAGES - The Australian government has committed to creating a national space agency