As­tro­nauts land in Ade­laide

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AUS­TRALIA’S role in in­ter­na­tional space ex­plo­ration has hit the head­lines this week as more than 3,000 del­e­gates con­verge on Ade­laide for the 68th In­ter­na­tional Astro­nau­ti­cal Congress (IAC).

Start­ing today, the event will be the largest con­fer­ence held in the South Aus­tralian cap­i­tal this year and the first to make use of the newly opened East Build­ing at the Ade­laide Con­ven­tion Cen­tre, part of a $397 mil­lion re­de­vel­op­ment.

Among del­e­gates at­tend­ing the five-day congress are Aus­tralian as­tro­naut Dr Andrew Thomas and bil­lion­aire space en­tre­pre­neur Elon Musk.

The event has al­ready raised de­bate around a fu­ture Aus­tralian space agency, the topic of a cur­rent Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment re­view.

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