To infinity and beyond: Inside Australia's "space renaissance" and the entrepreneurs driving it

When James and Adam Gilmour were kids, they didn't necessarily have any wild dreams of one day becoming astronauts.

But, now that the brothers are all grown up, these days you'd be lucky to find a more enthusiastic pair of stargazers.

James and Adam are the engineers and entrepreneurs behind Gilmour Space Technologies, a company which made headlines this week after it secured $19 million worth of funding to help launch its first commercial hybrid rocket to space in 2020.

Gilmour Space designs and manufactures propulsion systems which deliver low-cost small satellites into space. In layman's term, as described by Adam, the company "puts stuff into orbit".

After spending their early years building space ships out of Lego and watching Star Wars on repeat, it's safe to say the Gilmours have not only made an impression on the world of space engineering, but also made their 10-year-old selves very proud.

Gilmour Space is well on track to becoming Australia's first ever commercial space company and soaking up every opportunity during what the brothers have dubbed a global "space renaissance". Read more

Paris Faint - Business News Australia - 3 October 2018


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