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Australia in Space | Ipswich

24 November, 2022 - 14 May, 2023

Australia in Space

Discover out-of-this world science and technology at The Workshops Rail Museum’s new exhibition Australia in Space open now until 14 May 2023.

This exciting, hands-on experience reveals the ways that Australian innovations are used in space, and the surprising benefits space technologies bring to everyday life here on Earth.

Explore several aspects of space exploration:

Lift Off

  • Discover what Australia is sending to space
  • Become an aerodynamics pro with a fluid dynamics simulator
  • Be amazed by the frequency of rocket launches on the Earth Departures Board
  • Discover iconic Australian satellites around Earth right now, as well as missions to Mars and beyond.

In Orbit

  • Discover the many challenges of operating in orbit
  • Explore the effects of life in space on the human body
  • Be surprised by the difficulties that space imposes on even the most everyday tasks
  • Take a photo as if you were on a space station orbiting above Australia.

Things to see and do:

Explore stories of real Australians in space, design your own space suit for off-Earth exploration, marvel at the sheer number of objects in orbit, learn about space weather including solar winds and magnetic storms and so much more. At Australia in Space, the sky is no longer the limit!


24 November, 2022
14 May, 2023
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The Workshops Rail Museum
North Street, North Ipswich
Ipswich, Qld Australia
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