Looking up, Down Under: Australia to create space agency, 50 years after launching satellite

Half a century after sending a satellite into space aboard a rocket emblazoned with a spear-carrying kangaroo, Australia on Monday committed to creating a national space agency as it looks to cash in on the lucrative and fast-evolving astronautical sector.
The announcement came at a week-long Adelaide space conference attended by the world’s top scientists and experts including SpaceX chief Elon Musk.
It brings Canberra – which already has significant involvement in national and…