The International Space Station is one of humanity’s greatest engineering triumphs, yet Australia has never had a science experiment included in this incredible laboratory. As an aerospace engineering student and space entrepreneur, I find this sad and disconcerting. How could Australia, a technologically adept and prosperous nation, be stuck on the outside looking in?
More than 50 years after humankind first set foot on the moon, only members of a very exclusive club have had the opportunity to travel in space. Though they may not be Virgin Galactic, two Sydney university students want to give more people the opportunity to learn from space by drastically reducing the cost of getting there.