The Marshall Liberal Government has awarded five local students with scholarships to take part in the International Space University’s 2019 Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program at the University of South Australia. 

The five-week summer school program will allow 50 students from around the world to undertake multidisciplinary professional training in key areas of knowledge needed in the space sector:

  • Space science and exploration;
  • Space applications and services;
  • Space security; 
  • Human spaceflight and life sciences;
  • Space systems engineering and technologies; 
  • Space policy and economics; 
  • Space business and project management;
  • Space law and regulatory issues.

Premier Steven Marshall said the scholarships provide an exciting opportunity for the students to gain valuable skills to use in the future of the Australian space industry.

“This is a great opportunity for some of our state’s brightest minds to study with the world’s leading space educators and work on important projects”, said Premier Marshall. 

“Space is growing at an unprecedented rate across South Australia and the nation and we want to encourage more young people to pursue careers in this sector. 

“We are focused on ensuring that we can create opportunities in the space industry right here in South Australia, creating the jobs of the future and bolstering our economic prospects. 

 “Our focus on entrepreneurship and technological development will ensure students like these scholarship recipients keep their skills here in South Australia and contribute to the growth of the space industry nation-wide. 

The five successful recipients are:

  • Mr Kyle Faulkner, University of Adelaide;
  • Mr Eamon Lawson, UniSA;
  • Dr Thi Phong-Cac Nguyen, UniSA;
  • Mr Thien Nguyen, University of Adelaide;
  • Mr Max Wayne, University of Adelaide. 

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