Thursday, April 06, 2006

Space: The Fiscal Frontier

And Australia's own astronaut Andy Thomas is leading the charge for a tourist spaceport to be built in South Australia's Woomera.

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.

"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."
Inspired choice.

Woomera has a long connection with the space race.

-- Nora

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