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Romanus
2007-Nov-09, 04:46 PM
This is interesting, though unfortunately it doesn't look like any launch facilities are in the works...

http://www.livescience.com/blogs/author/leonarddavid

NEOWatcher
2007-Nov-09, 05:56 PM
This is interesting, though unfortunately it doesn't look like any launch facilities are in the works...
I see this more as a trade union for space industry for now. By calling it a space agency, they gain a little better public opinion, but I see no indications of doing actual space research other than coordination, business initiatives, and (ugh) "awareness"

KaiYeves
2007-Nov-09, 10:46 PM
I'm going to leave the jokes to Mak and just say that this makes me very happy. Every nation deserves their chance to shoot for the stars.
If they miss, they might land on the moon.

Cahuich/Hypatia
2008-Jan-29, 02:00 AM
The Mexican Space Agency (AEXA) is in the process of being formed. It's expected that in this year, the Mexican Senate make a final decision on this matter, so that the organisation obtains legal status.

It is proposed that the Mexican Space Agency will be an organisation specialising in technology, charged with the promotion, coordination and encouragement of all matters relating to the research, exploration and use of outer space, in the interest of preserving this knowledge as a heritage to the Mexican nation.

In April, 2006 the Chamber of Deputies approved a law iniciative for the creation of the Mexican Space Agency, called AEXA (Agencia Espacial meXicanA). A decision from the Chamber of Senators is expected by the last quarter of 2007 for the approval of AEXA. If the Chamber of Senators agrees, it will be then the turn for the President of Mexico to take the final decision.
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I invite you to visit the english promotional site of pro-AEXA here: http://aexa.divaac.org/index_eng.php and also the FAQ section of it (http://aexa.divaac.org/faq_eng.php)

Best regards

Argos
2008-Jan-29, 12:12 PM
About time!

Damburger
2008-Jan-29, 01:58 PM
Am I a really bad person for thinking of that South Park episode with the whale?

Romanus
2008-Jan-29, 03:10 PM
Thanks for the update. :)

JustAFriend
2008-Jan-29, 07:06 PM
Am I a really bad person for thinking of that South Park episode with the whale?

That was my immediate thought, too....

:whistle:

KaiYeves
2008-Jan-29, 08:51 PM
AEXA (Agencia Espacial meXicanA)
Contrived acronyms seem to be all the rage these days...

Argos
2008-Jan-29, 09:08 PM
Pronounced aeh-ha, I guess. Better than MASA anyways...