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Australian Space Agency 3h
Replying to @RealHughJackman @NASA
Hey Hugh, the Australian Space Agency is about to embark upon building our first Mission Control down under. Once it's built, we'd love to show The Boy From Oz around the space capabilities back home...
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Australian Space Agency 5h
Fun Fact 16: "Buzz" Aldrin got his nickname as a child. His little sister mispronounced "brother" as "buzzer", which the family shortened to "Buzz". Aldrin made it his legal first name in 1988 📸
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Australian Space Agency 6h
Replying to @JColledge
Hi Jenny, we've just had a recruitment round, but all future jobs will be posted on . Thanks for your interest!
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Australian Space Agency 6h
At Institute for Advanced Engineering and Space Science. Great facilities supporting advanced materials, engineering, automation, astronomy, hypersonics and the development of a rocket testing facility.
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Australian Space Agency Jun 19
Fun Fact 15: The helmets worn by astronauts on the Moon had a small ‘feedport’ to enable them to drink from an external source while spacesuited. None of the astronauts ever used it, preferring to use a small drink pouch inside the spacesuit 📸
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Australian Space Agency Jun 18
Consultation on the International Space Investment initiative continues in Adelaide at . Submissions are required by 1 July 2019.
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Australian Space Agency Jun 18
Apollo 50th Anniversary Fun Fact 14: During the Apollo 5 automated test flight, the first Lunar Module, LM 1 was test flown in orbit without any landing legs, as a weight-saving measure 📸
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WLA Jun 17
Anntonette Dailey from talking about the establishment of the agency, and the role Australia has played in space exploration over the years.
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Australian Space Agency Jun 17
Apollo 50th Anniversary Fun Fact 13: The phrase "the Moon is made of green cheese" originally referred to the the similarity in appearance between the full Moon and a young (un-aged) round cheese. Green meant 'young', not the colour green 📸Wikipedia
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Australian Space Agency Jun 16
Congratulations to the team on its official launch this morning. We are looking forward to working with you and some of the exciting initiatives coming up. Pictured: , Prof Cairns and Prof Thomas.
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Australian Space Agency Jun 16
Apollo 50th Anniversary Fun Fact 12: In 1970, the Westinghouse team who developed the television cameras for use on Apollo received an Emmy Award for "Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development" 📸
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Australian Space Agency Jun 15
Apollo 50th Anniversary Fun Fact 11: Neil Armstrong was already an engineer and research pilot with the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics when it was transformed into NASA in 1958 📸NASA
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CSIRO Jun 13
Sydneysiders, clear your schedules 🌜🎬 Tomorrow night and Sunday night the film Apollo 11 is playing at the ... It's "a cinematic event 50 years in the making, featuring never before seen 70mm footage". It looks spectacular!
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Dr Steph McLennan Jun 14
Comms guru Sian Keys sharing her passion for the potential of the in Australia and the beautiful branding
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Australian Space Agency Jun 14
Apollo 50th Anniversary Fun Fact 10: The Space Window in the National Cathedral in Washington DC includes a tiny sliver of Moon rock from the Apollo 11 mission 📸NASA
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Australian Space Agency Jun 13
Consultation sessions on the International Space Investment fund are underway. The first session is underway in Brisbane. Sign up for other sessions or lodge a written statement:
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CSIRO Jun 12
How do you organise a party in space? You plan-it 🎉🤦 We've created an intergalactic list of Apollo 11 Moon landing events, happening around Australia 🌜 Which film festival, art exhibition or science seminar will you go to? 🤔 ^KC 🖼️Corum
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Australian Space Agency Jun 12
Apollo 50th Anniversary Fun Fact 9: The Vehicle Assembly Building, where the Saturn V rockets were assembled at Kennedy Space Centre, was the largest building in the world by volume when it was completed in 1966
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CanberraDSN Jun 12
The spacecraft is on descent towards asteroid to perform a survey of the impact crater site. Antenna is supporting communications.📡 Follow on See the images here: and updates on
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Australian Space Agency Jun 11
We love space too! Keep learning, Jack - Australia needs curious people like you! 🚀🌌
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