Mexico to build space port

March 31st, 2009 - 2:59 am ICT by IANS  

Mexico City, March 31 (DPA) Mexico plans to begin construction of a space port to send satellites in space this year, an official said Monday.
The facility will be located in the southern state of Quintana Roo on the border with Belize, said state planning minister Jose Alberto Alonso Ovando. The location was chosen after extensive studies in part because of its proximity to the Equator, he said in an


Late last year, the Mexican National Congress approved the founding of a national space agency, Aexa. The agency’s headquarters will be located in the state of Hidalgo from where it will oversee launches and space flights.

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