Forget Arizona. Mexico Gets Own NASA. Yay!

Crap! I was so busy bitching at Jan Brewer and the whole Arizona brouhaha, that I failed to acknowledge the truly super-terrific news item of, like, the whole year: The Mexican Congress this week voted for the creation of AEXA, a national space agency, which according to its backers, “will help Mexico develop a space policy and stimulate investment in aerospace technology.”

Among AEXA’s biggest enthusiast is the one and only José Hernández, who has not only flown on the shuttle Discovery and lobbied for the creation of a Mexican space agency, but was brave enough to follow me on Twitter!

As far as I can tell, AEXA will not be sending astronauts into space nor building rockets any time soon, but who cares, really? We will be KICKING some-serious-ass and showing Arizona our people can really transcend borders (and not necessarily by jumping fences.)

¿Quién dijo que no se puede?

Image: Chewy Pulido

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28 Responses to Forget Arizona. Mexico Gets Own NASA. Yay!

    • cano says:

      They need to invest more in their aerospace program and other initiatives regarding aerospace; they really don’t have much of a selection when it comes to airlines. I believe this is a great move for this emerging country, but I don’t see what the space program has to do with Janet Brewer and the situation in Arizona. Instead they should of named this BLOG Forget the Cartels Mexico gets own Nasa.Yay!! with two exclamation marks..

  1. Narda says:

    In your face, Arizona…oh, and the rest of the World as well 😛

  2. RedRedWine says:

    Mexico would have better thing to do. No ?

    *sorry for my bad english ..*

  3. Antonio Rueda says:

    Arizona, watch out! Mexican workers will start coming from above — Del infinito y más allá! ha, ha, ha, ha

    • raptoredge says:

      LOL. Indeed. Just like Buzz Lightyear said.

      And indeed too Mexico has lots of things to worry about besides building an aerospace program. But you know how mexican politicians work. They’d rather spend money on tings they can do a big show about… and forget everything else that really matters like poverty and quality education.

      They like white elephants, pues.

  4. Andrea says:

    This is way cool. Mexico needs economic stimulation, and their stimulation will help stimulate our economy and investments.

  5. I don’t know. I would like more info before getting all excited.

    It sounds interesting!

  6. the mexican government does everything half-assed and never really invests enough in worthwhile projects like the one you mention (sorry, but it’s true). i can’t see this going well…

    also, what do arizona’s immigration laws have to do with this exactly? i’m confused.

  7. Careful now…if AEXA takes Mexicans into space, the shuttle will be pulled over by the space police and check their status as legal citezens of the galaxy.

  8. James M. Essig says:

    As a Space Head (enthusiast for manned space exploration) and a U.S. citizen, I say more power to you Mexico and good luck and great sucess with AEXA.

    The more players we have in astronautics R&D, the more likely we as the civilization of humanity will be able to travel further and faster in interplanetary exploratory missions and then missions to further destinations and worlds beyond.

  9. ramonakent says:

    Great story..Thanks,

    Ramona…

  10. lol Jumping fences, I like that.
    There is no point of AEXA if they don’t send anything/one to space.

    Love burritos,
    Remain.Simple

  11. Your comment about Jan Brewer caught my attention. I am not sure she deserves the majority of the blame. Arizona has a political problem of treating symptoms and not causes. It is not just with immigration – it is with nearly every issue. The attitude is in the legislature and in the individual state agencies is a reflection of the attitudes of the majority of citizens. People here cannot seem to grasp the idea of looking at the breadth of an issue and consider all causes and potential solutions. One has to be all the way right, or all the way left. If one is in the center, the extremes will label that person to the other side. In other words, proponents of this law cannot fathom how someone can be against the law unless they are illegal themselves or pro amnesty/open borders. Conversely, opponents of the law cannot fathom how someone can be for this law unless they are racists.

    Being in the middle in Arizona is a tough place to be.

  12. Breland Kent says:

    I love Arizona. Very cool blog!

  13. Gloriadelia says:

    ¡Felicitaciones! Congratulations!

  14. Awesome ! I wonder where they will start with their space activities ? I understand their country would be an ideal lauch location due to it’s closeness to the equator. Their are lots of people in Mexico that will be very proud when they launch their own citizens into space.

  15. colin L beadon says:

    Mehico, Mira!
    It is much less costly to send modern robotics into space, and the work and science, can be done just as well this way. NASA, could have saved multi billions, and still have been in the space business if it were not for the political preference and insistence that Earth breathing homo sapiens be used aboard.

    • 1:its Mexico not Mehico
      2:will you explain on who’s political preference is who?
      3:and why NASA should had saved millions of dollars?
      4:on which side you prefer to be with?
      5:and who is the homosapiens? or to who you relate that word?
      6:whe you say aboard what you mean? do you mean mexicans on spaceships?
      7:are you racist?

  16. Robert says:

    Wow it’s really Mexico’s new drug delivery system which cuts out the middle man. kinda like that spaceship on Heavy Metal.

  17. don quixote says:

    ” If one is in the center, the extremes will label that person to the other side. In other words, proponents of this law cannot fathom how someone can be against the law unless they are illegal themselves or pro amnesty/open borders. Conversely, opponents of the law cannot fathom how someone can be for this law unless they are racists.”

    A simple question for a simple mind. Let me try to help, how can anyone be in the “middle”, when the subjects are brown people, the objects of a blatantly racist law, aimed at profiling and discriminating against all people of brown skin and Mexican heritage, a law passed by bigots and protectors of fascism, applied and perpetrated on people of Mexican heritage, neighbors no less, by people (the Republican Party aka The White People of Arizona Party), who have a history of racism and bigotry? Well how can you be in the middle?
    Huh? Well it’s not a complex issue, it’s not tough to figure out, don’t wring your hands and gnash your teeth, it’s pretty simple to decipher, it’s xenophobia and racism that’s all, get it? Are you for or against?

    Boycott Arizona!! Freedom and democracy for all!

  18. bob cox says:

    where is Jose Jimenez now that we need him so desperately?

  19. Kris says:

    Love this: We will be KICKING some-serious-ass and showing Arizona our people can really transcend borders (and not necessarily by jumping fences.)

    Ha ha!! Right on girl!!!

  20. barock says:

    the plane is very beautiful

  21. slamdunk says:

    Funny stuff. I have to agree with “theteacher174’s” comment.

  22. elbrycen says:

    hey, if mexico gets a space program, then they cam fly OVER arizona and land in nevada or utah. just sayin. arizona sucks anyways.

  23. sandra says:

    Calderón: look, now you can send to space all those pain in the ass narco-traffickers. Problem solved. Next!

  24. unforgivens says:

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    Thanks,

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