Australia will create its own National Space Agency. This was stated by the Minister of Education Simon Birmingham.

He spoke at the opening of the International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide. The agency will be engaged in the study of outer space for peaceful purposes, and will also develop and introduce new technologies. The organization plans to cooperate with the leading agencies of the industry, including Roskosmos and NASA .

The Congress in Adelaide is held on the eve of the 60th anniversary of the launch of the first artificial Earth satellite on October 4, 1957, the channel”Russia 24″ Reports.