Earth and Space Sciences – The Solar System
Additional: Careers; Engineering
Concepts (South Australia):
Earth and Space Sciences – Earth in Space
Years: 5, 7, 10
Word count: 610
Just ten years after the start of the space age, Australia became a world player in the space race with the launch of WRESAT, our first home-grown satellite, in 1967. This extract from the book ‘Australia in Space’ by Kerrie Dougherty explores how Australia got involved in space exploration and how technology & engineering were the keys for the nation.
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