[FPSPACE] re: Woomera and Kistler
Tue, 30 Jan 2001 11:04:37 +1100
>>>>PS: Ironic that Australia's once-premier rocket base, Woomera, is now
a detention centre for illegal migrants. Every time Woomera has appeared
completely doomed, something has kept it alive. This is the strangest
So, how is the Kistler launch site at Woomera looking these days?
From memory Kistler remains a touch and go project at the best of times.
It is also doubtful that Woomera will be used by Kistler for anything more
than one test flight and even that is doubtful. They now have basic
approval for a Nevada site and it makes much more sense for Kistler to base
all its operations in the US.
About the only future for Woomera is as a detention camp for refugees from
war-torn Afghanistan, Iraq who made the mistake of not getting a visa from
a non-existent Embassy.
The Australia government has now given permission for the private company
running these concentration camps to inject unruly detainees with sedatives.
In addition our government is now distributing pamphlets throughout the
middle east and elsewhere alleging Australians will engage in racial
vilification of boat people give that they are non-Europeans.
So nice of our government to say we are all racists.
What is going on Australia with refugees is truly disgusting and I urge all
people to become better informed about this situation and send letters of
concern to your nearest Australian Embassy.