‘Out of This World’ at the National Archives of Australia
How did the space age capture the imagination of a nation and its people? On now at the National Archives of Australia.
Welcome to the dawn of the space age.
From the 1950s through to the 1970s, Australia was gripped with excitement as humanity made its first forays beyond Earth’s atmosphere.
From cutting edge scientific research to architecture, design, television and more, Out of this World explores Australia’s role in the space race. Learn about the history of Woomera Rocket Range, see how futuristic architecture influenced Australia’s Expo pavilion in 1970, and meet everyone’s favourite pencil-nosed spaceman, Mr Squiggle.
Free event. To keep you safe, timed bookings are essential. Session times for Out of This World are one hour long – if you feel you’ll need more time, please book multiple sessions.
Tickets to Out of This World include entry to our permanent galleries Connections and Voices.