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“You won’t find a more sure and steadfast friend, a better political mate, than Australia,” said Morrison. Mick Tsikas/AAP

View from The Hill: To go to China you have to be invited: Morrison

Amid the glamour and glitter and the mutually admiring exchanges between Donald Trump and Morrison, China and Iran were the central policy issues of interest during the PM's Washington trip.
Ever since the Parkes dish helped broadcast the Moon landings, Australia has been hiding its light under a bushel when it comes to space science. AAP Image/Mick Tsikas

Why isn’t Australia in deep space?

Australia played a vital role in beaming the Apollo 11 Moon landing to the world. But since then we've passed up the opportunity to cement our place in exploring outer space.
Experiments performed in microgravity – like this one in the International Space Station by astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti – can give us data not able to be gathered on Earth. NASA

To carve out a niche in space industries, Australia should focus on microgravity research rockets

On Earth the flame from a struck match looks like an inverted teardrop shape and is orange. In microgravity, that same flame is spherical and blue. Heat transfer is different with minimal gravity.
Smiles from Prime Minister Scott Morrison and SA Premier Steven Marshall as the location of Australia’s Space Agency is revealed to be Adelaide, South Australia. Sam Wundke/AAP

Ten essential reads to catch up on Australian Space Agency news

The headquarters of the Australian Space Agency will be in Adelaide. So how did we get to this point? Here are ten essential reads to fill you in.
Aircraft and missiles on display at Woomera, South Australia. Will we launch more rockets from here in the future? from www.shutterstock.com

3, 2, 1…liftoff! The science of launching rockets from Australia

We've launched rockets from Woomera in South Australia, but in reality Australia could support multiple launch sites. And the closer to the equator, typically the better.
Australia’s Space Agency and its journey to the stars. The Conversation/Cindy Zhi

Space Agency for Australia: here’s why it’s important

Funding for Australia's Space Agency is expected to be announced at Tuesday's federal budget. It's been a long campaign to get an agency up and running and The Conversation has followed the journey.

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