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Our Space Future (with Dr Susan Close and Dr Catherine Grace)

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What do the Premier's abs have to do with our future in space? In this star-studded season finale, Jack and Justin are joined by South Australia's Deputy Premier (and Minister for Defence and Space Industries), Dr Susan Close, as well as Dr Catherine Grace, Associate Director for Space at the South Australian Space Industry Centre (SASIC). Together, they'll discuss space Eurovision, Angela Lansbury, and the deeper things that connect us.

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Special thanks to both of our guests, as well as the team at the SA Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY: Mates in Space is made on Kaurna, Gadigal and Wurundjeri Country, never ceded. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging. We also pay respect to other First Nation peoples.

ABOUT US: Mates in Space is a podcast about how we’re going to get to space without taking all of Earth’s bulls**t up with us! Each week, your hosts Jack and Justin will tell a different space story, in preparation for Australia’s exciting new future among the stars. It’s a bit nerdy, a bit sciency, and a lot of fun.

Mates in Space is brought to you by Ampel Audio, Jack Eaton and Justin McArthur. For more info, check out our website at

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- Facebook (2018) Interview between Dr Close and Dr Andy Thomas: 
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