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Australia Says It Is Launching Its Own Space Agency

Scientists and opposition politicians say Australia is lagging behind in the space industry. The country has been involved in the field for decades and was one of the first to launch a satellite.
Australia as seen from a satellite image shot by Japan Meteorological Agency. / Handout / Getty Images

It might surprise you that Australia doesn't already have a space agency.

The country has been involved in the space field for decades — in 1967, it was among the first countries to Two years later, received and transmitted the first TV images of Neil Armstrong

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