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dc.contributor.authorMoss, Tristan
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-06T23:18:34Z
dc.date.available2021-07-06T23:18:34Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.issn1031-461X
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/1031461x.2020.1766522
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/405723
dc.description.abstractThis article examines how the Australian government began to formulate its approach to space research, exploring the way it approached the establishment of American tracking stations from 1956, proposals for a civilian space research program in 1959, involvement with British space research and, from 1960, the negotiations for the European Launcher Development Organisation use of rocket testing facilities at Woomera. It argues that financial and strategic considerations were foremost in the minds of the Menzies government in shaping its approach to space policy, in particular in the context of rocket testing at Woomera. Ultimately, while the decisions taken between 1956 and 1962 laid the foundations for significant and often celebrated Australian involvement in space during the 1960s, the way in which these decisions were made reflected a reluctance to be involved at all.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageen
dc.publisherInforma UK Limited
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom442
dc.relation.ispartofpageto458
dc.relation.ispartofissue4
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Historical Studies
dc.relation.ispartofvolume51
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHistorical Studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode2103
dc.title‘There Are Many Other Things More Important to Us Than Space Research’: The Australian Government and the Dawn of the Space Age, 1956–62
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationMoss, T, ‘There Are Many Other Things More Important to Us Than Space Research’: The Australian Government and the Dawn of the Space Age, 1956–62, Australian Historical Studies, 2020, 51 (4), pp. 442-458
dc.date.updated2021-07-06T02:01:21Z
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gro.griffith.authorMoss, Tristan


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