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Mexico has begun preparations to construct its own 30-hectare space center on the Yucatan peninsula for the country’s space agency that was created in 2008

Russia has said it is ready to help Mexico with its space ambitions. In 1996 Russia and Mexico signed an agreement on cooperation in the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes. In March 2009 a Russian Federal Space Agency (aka Roscosmos) delegation visited Mexico’s Senate committee on science and technology. That committee dealt with the formation of the Mexican space agency. Roscosmos’ statement about the new agency’s coastal Yucatan site refers to the centre as a launch facility

Meanwhile according to this report a Greek-Russian cosmonaut is preparing to blast off to the ISS later this year. Think of a word, any word…