Katherine Bennell-Pegg

Australia now has its first astronaut ready for space: Katherine Bennell-Pegg

- April 24, 2024 2 MIN READ

While Katherine Bennell-Pegg is not there yet, she’s now at least qualified for the career she wanted more than two decades ago in high school: astronaut. Adelaide-based Bennell-Pegg, 39, became the first qualified astronaut under the Australian flag this week after completing her training at the European Space Agency’s Astronaut Centre in Germany and now… Read more »

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Microsoft is joining Australia’s space race from Adelaide with a retired US Air Force Colonel

- September 13, 2021 3 MIN READ

Microsoft has joined Australia’s race to space with a major presence in the South Australian capital amid a partnership with the Australian Space Agency. The company has been active on several fronts while setting up shop at Adelaide’s Lot Fourteen. The tech giant recently inked a deal with Nokia and the South Australian government for… Read more »


Australia’s new space boss left Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic to build a $12 billion sector in 10 years

- January 28, 2021 2 MIN READ

Enrico Palermo starts his first day as head of the Australian Space Agency today. He takes over from Dr Megan Clark, who is now chair of the Australian Space Agency Advisory Board. Australian-born Palermo, 40, is President of The Spaceship Company, which develops and builds the Virgin Galactic spaceplane fleet. Last year he became Chief… Read more »


5 things you should know about tech today

- February 19, 2020 3 MIN READ

  Happy humpday. We hope you’re being paid the right wage.   1. WiseTech shares smashed (again) as it blames coronavirus for revenue downgrade Shares in Sydney-based logistics company WiseTech (ASX: WTC) are being smashed today after the company downgraded its revenue and earnings forecasts for the second half of FY2020, blaming coronavirus. The company… Read more »

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Adelaide’s space sector is shooting for the stars with some heavy hitters

- December 30, 2019 3 MIN READ

South Australia’s space industry has grown from infancy to adolescence in the 12 months since it was announced that the Australian Space Agency would be headquartered in Adelaide. The December 2018 Federal Government announcement has been a dose of rocket fuel for the local industry, attracting global companies, major investment and inspiring Adelaide’s space startup… Read more »


The federal government is backing WA to build an AI mission control base so robots can explore space

- July 10, 2019 < 1 MIN READ

The Australian government has signed a deal with the Western Australian government to spend $6 million developing the state’s space sector. The Morrison government wants to triple the size of the Australian space sector to $12 billion and create another 20,000 jobs by 2030. Under the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Federal Science Minister Karen… Read more »


KAREN ANDREWS: Here’s why 95 CRC projects funded by the Australian government are the future of industry and innovation

- May 30, 2019 4 MIN READ

Nearly three decades after its establishment, the CRC Program continues to go from strength to strength. It is a testament to the power of collaboration … of bringing industry and research together to achieve a common goal. I’m proud of the excellent track record of our CRCs in delivering tangible outcomes and developing commercial solutions… Read more »