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Space and National Security (Nebraska, U.S.A) Study Tour – Day 10

Friday the 9th of February saw the last official day of the study tour, with the feature of the day being a presentation by Professor Peter Dutton of the United States Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, just under 120kms from Boston. Established in 1639, Newport is a town steeped in history, and significant […]

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Space and National Security (Nebraska, U.S.A) Study Tour – Day 9

What do President Barack Obama, Australian High Court Justice Stephen Gageler and Adelaide University’s own Professor Dale Stephens have in common? They are all alumni of Harvard Law School, the venue of today’s visit. Fortunately, after the snow and freezing rain of yesterday, we awoke to bright blue skies. Negotiating the subway proved no obstacle, […]

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Space and National Security (Nebraska, U.S.A) Study Tour – Day 8

Whilst the sound of a ringing alarm set to 4:30am woke most tired Australian students who drearily dragged themselves out of bed with a hasty attempt to squeeze last minute belongings into their suitcase, two students slept safe and sound… the banging on their door and calls from reception didn’t disrupt their rest. Seemingly the […]

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Space and National Security (Nebraska, U.S.A) Study Tour – Day 7

This morning had our group attend the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) in Springfield, Virginia. Not surprisingly, we had to surrender all phones and electronic devices upon entry, so we weren’t able to take many photos during the day other than out the front. The morning was filled with a number of impressive presentations from members […]

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Space and National Security (Nebraska, U.S.A) Study Tour – Day 6

The crisp breeze gently wafted through the metropolis of Washington, D.C. as we awoke to the next day of our trip. Today was the day that we would embark upon a journey to the American Congress, the institution responsible for countless important domestic and international decisions. After an early breakfast at the hotel we departed […]

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Space and National Security (Nebraska, U.S.A) Study Tour – Day 5

Eager to make the most out of our first and only free day in Washington, we started off with a 6am wake-up call in order to watch the sunrise over the National Mall. Though it was a brisk morning in D.C., we ventured to the Lincoln Memorial where we were lucky enough to be one […]

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Space and National Security (Nebraska, U.S.A) Study Tour – Day 4

  Football, Art, Law and History – Nebraska Style Following a hearty breakfast in the hotel lobby, we congregated by the front doors and stepped out into the freezing cold (– 10C) to load into the bus where our driver delivered us to our first stop of the day – the Nebraska Memorial Stadium. To […]

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Space and National Security (Nebraska, U.S.A) Study Tour – Day 3

An 8 am start was a cruel way to start the day. It was the first day since arriving in Lincoln that the min/max temperature was above 0°C, so it was pleasant change from typical antipodean weather we’d been experiencing. We started the day with a talk from two JAG (Judge Advocate General) Majors, who […]

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Space and National Security (Nebraska, U.S.A) Study Tour Day 2

  Today we were up bright and early for an early start at the University of Nebraska. As usual, the first thing many of the students did was flock to the coffee machine in order to wake up. Thankfully, the thermals could be left at the hotel today as we seemed to experience a heatwave […]

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