Dr Thomas said Australia should follow the lead of the U.S. state of New Mexico, which has just allocated $150 million to build a facility for space tourists near its White Sands missile range.Inspired choice.
"It will need something of that magnitude," he said.
"I think that's something that Australia needs to get on board with.
"One of the best places in the world to run commercial space flights is Woomera."
Woomera has a long connection with the space race.