There is a global space-rush, as more and more nations invest in space programs to explore mankind’s final frontier. The United Arab Emirates is one example of the new nations joining the space race, having launched a Mars mission in July 2020 only six years after establishing its space agency in 2014. The growing demand on existing, government-operated space launch facilities has created opportunities to develop new, versatile facilities to meet the needs of private and government missions. West Australian construction and mining engineer April Walker has a vision to develop such a facility near Albany, the southern-most point of Western Australia.