Prime Minister, Scott Morrison has announced that $150 million dollars will be
set aside as a commitment by Australia to support the planned US mission to Mars.
attending a State Dinner with US President Trump, Scott Morrison visited Nasa
on 20th September 2019 and took the opportunity to make the
announcement that the commitment will strengthen the ties between Australian
business and NASA.
investment in Australian business and technology will support NASA’s plans to
launch expeditions to both the moon and to Mars.
said that Australian businesses and researchers have “immense knowledge and
capabilities in projects that can support NASA’s Moon to Mars mission, such as
Project Artemis and the Lunar Gateway”. He went on
to state that…
“The Australian Space Agency will work closely with Nasa to identify how they can best support their missions, after the signing of a joint statement of intent on expanding cooperation”.