In 1969, millions of people watched Neil Armstrong’s Moon-walk on television thanks to the signals received by satellite dishes including the Parkes Radio Telescope. “I think it’s an overlooked Australian contribution to that incredible moment in history,” she added.
Founded in the UK in 2012 by Clare Sutcliffe, the Australian branch of the worldwide network for children aged 9 to 11 launched in Australia in 2014. Since then, almost 1,000 Code Clubs have formed across Australia with nearly 50,000 kids — and around half of those are girls.
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