About the Event
50 years after Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon, the epic story from lift-off to touchdown is told using never-before-seen footage from July 1969. This awe-inspiring documentary delivers a very real sense of how truly momentous the Apollo 11 mission was. It's all here – from the colossal rocket rolling to the launch pad at Florida's Cape Canaveral, to the rows of white-shirted men with black ties watching monitors.
With around 70 space-related organisations, SA has made a firm commitment to the growth of future space activity. Join us for an exciting panel Q&A from leading space and technology experts including MATT TETLOW from founder of the impressive Inovor Technologies (nano-satellite technologies, small satellite platforms, Space Situational Awareness, Earth observation and Remote Sensing) and hosted by the former Chair of the Space Industry Association of Australia, Michael Davis AO ( Michael proposed Adelaide to host International Astronautical Congress in 2017, chaired the event and was a leading advocate for the establishment of the Australian Space Agency.
It’s time to discover what’s next and create a new space history for South Australia.
Be a part of it.
After finishing a Bachelor of Engineering at The University of Adelaide, Matthew performed his PhD research at the Space Systems Institute in Stuttgart, Germany. Working as part of an ESA funded program, Matthew performed trajectory and system design studies, and developed an advanced guidance algorithm for application on future launch systems.
Matthew then worked for the Australian Scramjet program, on mission and control system development. After a role as Senior Engineer at Tigerfish Aviation, Matthew worked on several Defence and non-Defence projects, including Systems Engineering for capability development; stand-off and close air support weapon modelling; submarine design optimisation; CFD analyses of aircraft stores; and nano satellite technologies.
In 2012 Matthew founded Inovor Technologies to develop nano-satellite technologies, with a particular focus on small satellite platforms, Space Situational Awareness, Earth observation and Remote Sensing.
Dr Alex Grant:
Dr Alex Grant is the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Myriota, the global leader in low-cost, low-power, secure direct-to-orbit satellite connectivity for the Internet of Things. Alex is an award winning entrepreneur and researcher who defines his mission, and that of Myriota as empowering every organisation to connect with opportunity.
Professor Caroline McMillen commenced in the role as Chief Scientist for South Australia in October 2018 after serving as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Newcastle from 2011.
She is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences, a Fellow of the Royal Society of New South Wales and a Bragg Member of the Royal Institution, Australia. She holds a BA(Honours) and Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Oxford, and completed her medical training graduating from the University of Cambridge. Professor McMillen’s research on how the environment in early development determines adult health has attracted national and international recognition. She has served on a range of industry boards including the National Automotive Industry Innovation Council, CRC for Advanced Automotive Technology, CRC for Rail Innovation as well as a range of national and state research, industry and government leadership groups. She is committed to building collaborations between research, government and industry to deliver economic, environmental and social impact. Professor McMillen was honoured at the end of her term as Vice-Chancellor to be presented with the Keys to the City of Newcastle in recognition of her leadership contribution to Newcastle and the region.
Michael Davis AO:
Michael Davis is a former Chair of the Space Industry Association of Australia.
He holds the degrees of Bachelor of Laws from the University of Adelaide, Australia and Master of Space Studies from the International Space University in Strasbourg, France.
He practised law for 41 years, including 22 years as a partner of Ward & Partners, a major South Australian legal firm. In 2002 he co-founded Adelta Legal, a specialist commercial law firm, retiring from legal practice in 2014.
His volunteer service in the space sector includes five years as Chair of the Space Industry Association of Australia and 20 years' membership of the Board of that organisation.
He proposed Adelaide as the host of the International Astronautical Congress which was held in 2017, and chaired the Congress Local Organising Committee for that event. He was also a leading advocate for the establishment of the Australian Space Agency, a Commonwealth Government decision announced at the Congress.
He was recently honoured with an appointment as an Officer of the Order of Australia for 'distinguished service to the space industry as an advocate, and to science education.'
EASTEND: Sunday 1:45pm arrival | July 21
Immersed in the perspectives of the astronauts, the team in Mission Control, and the millions of spectators on the ground, we vividly experience those momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future.
“The NASA mission at the heart of the must-see documentary Apollo 11 reminds you what it feels to be truly awestruck.” Entertainment Weekly
“This doesn't just feel like a movie. It gives you the sensation that you've been transported right into the middle of history.” Rolling Stone
“Entirely awe-inspiring.” New York Times
98% on Rotten Tomatoes with 5 Stars.
Dates & Tickets
Date: Sunday 21 July
Time: 1.45pm arrivals
2pm Introduction followed by film
Host - Michael Davis
Panelists - Matt Tetlow & Dr. Alex Grant