Brazil Calls Space Mission’s US$ 10 Million Price Tag Small Considering Benefits

    Brazil’s Minister of Science and Technology, Sérgio Rezende, refuted criticism this Thursday, April 20, about expenses with the mission that took to space, in the beginning of the month, Brazilian astronaut, Marcos Pontes.

    "This was the most important event to make Brazilian science and technology known," said the Minister during the ceremony to acclaim Pontes at the Planalto Palace, in capital Brasí­lia.

    According to Rezende, results compensated the US$ 10 million invested in the mission. The minister recalled that the budget expected for the Brazilian space program went from US$ 26 million, in 2002, up to US$ 104 million, in 2005.

    In the ceremony, President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva told Pontes that this trip represents just the beginning of new achievements in the area.

    "I’ll work to make this trip one more step of our country’s journey to conquer space and towards scientific and technologic knowledge."

    Agência Brasil

    Tags:

    • Show Comments (1)

    • Guest

      blah ablah ablah – Space tourist Pontes, another brain-dead Brazilian thinking he’s done something unique, but in reality he’s not more experienced or trained to enter space as that sissy teen pop idol/singer from N Sync. I’d be an astronaut too, if I had 10,000,000 dollars to give the Russians. We’re seeing the lead up to Lula’s campaign here, in full swing.

      Actually, the only difference between Pontes in space, and those monkeys NASA used to send 25 years ago, is that Pontes brought with him a futebol and a Brazilian Flag and returned with a Brazilian flag and futebol. The monkeys actually brought valuable skills and brought back useful information for scientists.

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    comment *

    • name *

    • email *

    • website *

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    Ads

    You May Also Like

    Michel Temer

    Brazil: Threats and Altercation Inside Rousseff Administration’s Coalition

    The vice president of Brazil, Michel Temer, admitted publicly “differences” inside the administration of ...

    Brazil Says It Takes Good Care of Its Refugees

    Of the nearly 20 million refugees in the world, slightly more than 3 thousand ...

    Blackout in Rio

    Lula Tells Brazil Is Ready to Host Olympics While Rio Endures Daily Blackouts

    Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva told reporters on Thursday, November 26, that ...

    38 Indian Activists Killed in Brazil in 2005, the Worst in 10 Years

    In Brazil, indigenous peoples continue to suffer violence and severe economic deprivation as a ...

    72 Brazilian Congressmen Might Be Expelled for Embezzlement

    A Brazilian congressional panel has recommended that 72 House representatives and Senators be expelled ...

    UN’s Rapporteur Disagrees With Amnesty’s Assessment of Brazil

    Doudou Diène, special rapporteur of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Commission on Contemporary ...

    IMF Happy With Brazil’s Performance

    Following a meeting with Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Anne Krueger, deputy ...

    After Miami and New York, Brazil’s TAM Will Fly Daily to London

    Brazil’s largest airline company, TAM S.A., was granted official authorization from the Brazilian National ...

    Glorious Leaps

    In 1952 in Helsinki, Adhemar was continuously cheered by the public on a memorable ...

    Brazil Exports US$ 2.5 to the Caribbean. As Much as to France.

    Brazilian Minister of Foreign Relations, Celso Amorim, says that Caribbean countries have an enormous ...