from The Century Dictionary.
- noun See
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- proper noun Area of
South Australiaused in Australia's rocket launch program.
- proper noun A town in South Australia, Australia located on the Nullabor Plain about 150 miles north of Adelaide.
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Escape from Woomera is a first-person video strategy game (based on Half-Life) in which you play a refugee in the notorious Australian detention center.
Last week, the Government blocked Chinese-owned Minmetals from acquiring the Prominent Hill mine in South Australia as part of its $2. 6billion bid for OZ Minerals, citing national security concerns because of its proximity to the Woomera weapons testing range.
This one is of interest to me because it features a segment on one of the most fascinating and truly bizarre UFO mysteries of all-time: "The Cumberland Spaceman" also known as "The Cumbrian Spaceman" mystery which occurred on May 23, 1964 which seemingly has connections to an equally strange incident that happened thousands of miles the other side of the world at a Blue Streak rocket test in Woomera, Australia the same day.
My earliest exposure to the genre was Hugh Walters, with books like Blast off at Woomera and Passage to Pluto.
The capsule was airlifted late Monday afternoon to the town of Woomera, where it would be prepared over several days for air freighting to Japan, NASA scientist Scott Sandford said by telephone from the scientists 'base in Woomera.
He has made it clear that he has taken that into account and that's the reason, as indicated in his statement, that he has issued an interim order, which effectively takes Prominent Hill, which is within the Woomera prohibited area, out of contention, enabling the application to proceed in a different format if the parties so choose.
MINISTER: What I said in my earlier answer: any mining application or mining development application which falls within the Woomera prohibited area is specially assessed by the Defence department.
JOURNALIST: I'd just wanted to go back to Prominent Hill and the Woomera prohibited area.
The reason cited by the Treasurer is that the Prominent Hill mining operations are in the Woomera weapons testing range and there's a national security issue there, that you don't want a Chinese mining company to be operating in that weapons testing area, according to this statement from the Treasurer.
And he's made it clear that any minerals development application which is for a site within the Woomera prohibited area, has to be specially considered by the Defence Department, against national security considerations.