Friday, January 05, 2007

Peru Enters The Space Arena Authentic NASA Toys and Replicas
It looks as if another nation is slowly making its way into the space arena. Although very far behind their North American friends, it is a good sign to see another nation in the western hemisphere joining launching rockets towards the stars.

(People's Daily Online) Peru has launched its first space probe entirely designed and built by Peruvian scientists, an Air Force officer said on Wednesday.

The Paulet I, named after Peruvian aviation pioneer Pedro Paulet, was launched on Tuesday at 3.30 p.m. from the Peruvian Air Force (FAP) base in Punta Lobos, Pucusana, 50 km south of Peru's capital Lima, said Air Force colonel Wolfgang Dupeyrat. [...]

Dupeyrat, who is also a Conida director, told media that Peru now sought to develop its space program.

Editor's Note: Congratulations to the Peruvian scientists for finally convincing your government that space is not only our future, but worth funding as well. I wonder how long it will take them to decide to send up one of their own into space?

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