Mexicans In Space
The goal of creating such an agency is to be able to participate in further technological and scientific study. Many of the discoveries involved during space-science research is applicable to all kinds of advancements here on earth - such as areas of telecommunications, meteorology, and robotics.
Beginning with a budget of $2 million USD, this new Mexican Space Agency hopes to begin operations early next year.
If they are able to one day create a space station, do you think they will cram 185 astronauts in it?
I'm all for countries wanting to get in on the technologies produced from space exploration and science, but let's be reasonable. $2 million bucks? The Mexican Navy consists of a small dingy with two guys sleeping in it with fishing rods tucked in their arm pits. They could use a new boat, don't you think? Aren't there better ways Mexico could spend their money? Like, I dunno, feeding their people?
For $2 million, the closest thing they'll get to space exploration is by building a giant catapult to launch people over the border.