Get ready to take a selfie from space

Cingulan Space owner Keith Rosario at the satellite tracking station just outside of Yass. File pic

Cingulan Space owner Keith Rosario at the satellite tracking station just outside of Yass. File pic

Have you ever thought of taking a selfie from space? This is your chance.

A satellite will fly over Yass and Murrumbateman this month giving you an opportunity to take a selfie from space.

The ACT National Science Week has partnered with the satellite company Maxar for the Satellite Selfie event.

The satellite will fly over Canberra and surrounding areas of Murrumbateman and Yass while capturing images of the places and the people.

Keith Rosario, founder and chief executive of Yass based space company Cingulan Space, is driving the project in the area.

Cingulan Space was set up in 2016 and has two satellite tracking stations. One of the stations is located 15 minutes outside Yass while the other is near Wagin in Western Australia.

Mr Rosario is in contact with schools in the area to know if they are keen to be a part of the project.

"I have contacted the local primary and high schools here. When the satellite is flying over us, they can get the students out in the oval and create a sign, image or a message that will be captured from space," he said.

"For the project, I am willing to provide them with the signs and images as well if required.

"I am hoping that schools will get involved and we will have a multitude of images and signs captured from space."

The flyover will occur three times on Monday, August 17, Wednesday, August 19, and Friday, August 21 between 10am and 11am.

This Inspiring Australia initiative is supported by the Australian Government as part of National Science Week.

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