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Out of This World: Australia In The Space Age Exhibition

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Re-live decades' worth of Australia's space exploration at the Out of This World: Australia In The Space Age exhibition which is currently on display at the National Archives of Australia until 14 March 2021.

Covering the exciting days from the 1950s through to the 1970s, Out of This World: Australia In The Space Age features something for everyone, from cutting-edge scientific research to space-age toys, design, television and meet everyone's favourite pencil-nosed spaceman, Mr Squiggle.

Mr Squiggle. Image from National Archives of Australia Facebook page

Four tiny moon rocks collected from historic moonwalk in July 1969 by Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin are part of the exhibition.

Learn about the history of Woomera Rocket Range, see how futuristic architecture influenced Australia's Expo pavilion in 1970 and discover how Australian astronauts Andy Thomas, Nik Halik and Philip Chapman contributed to space exploration.

Session times are one hour long. If you feel you'll need more time, please book multiple sessions. To manage the capacity of visitors, FREE tickets can be booked online here.

Image from National Archives of Australia Facebook page

In response to COVID-19, the National Archives of Australia has introduced protocols to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of visitors, staff at the exhibition.

Discover how Australia and its neighbours contributed to space exploration throughout the 20th century at Out of This World: Australia In The Space Age exhibition which is currently on display at the National Archives of Australia until 14 March 2021.
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Why? Discover Australia's involvement in space exploration
When: 29 September - 14 March
Phone: (02) 6212 3600
Where: National Archives of Australia, National Office Kings Ave, Parkes
Cost: Free
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