One of the two consortiums bidding to create Australia’s lunar rover has created a program to allow children aged 5-12 to recreate their work.
One Giant Leap Australia Foundation, the Australian Space Agency and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) are excited to announce the selection of an Australian student experiment to be conducted on the International Space Station (ISS). Shingo Nishimoto, a student studying Aerospace Engineering at The Australian National University, will have his experiment conducted on the ISS after entering the Asian Try Zero-G competition.
Growing up in regional New South Wales, constructing model rockets and exploring careers in science seemed a world away for engineering student Nicola Baker. Now the 19-year-old is dedicating herself to ensuring kids — no matter where they live — have opportunities to explore career paths in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
The Minister for Industry and Science, the Hon Ed Husic MP, along with dignitaries from the Australian Space Agency and NASA announced the EPE & Lunar Outpost Oceania Consortium as one of two successful groups to receive Stage 1 grant funding from the Australian Government’s Moon to Mars Trailblazer Initiative.