South Australia is gearing itself up to become one of the world’s capitals for space exploration.

A rocket will be launched from the South Australian outback and will travel to the edge for space.

The launch will be the first ever from a commercial test site on Australian soil.

The rocket will travel 100 kilometres into the earth’s atmosphere, travelling at five times the speed of sound before falling back to earth with a parachute.

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