Kuri Proposes Querétaro as a Hub for Space Tourism

Mauricio Kuri said that they will first seek certification with NASA so that the entity can become a space launch site.

Commercial space flights could be carried out from the Querétaro International Airport, with the work being done with American companies to make the entity another space launch point, stated Governor Mauricio Kuri González.

“We are working to make Querétaro a space launch site, the technology in the United States, particularly in Houston, is undoubtedly at the forefront of space technology,” he said.

He specified that they would first seek certification with NASA so that the entity can become a space launch site, a process that the Secretariat of Sustainable Development will work on, and there is no estimated period for its achievement yet.

American companies would be interested in launching spacecraft from Querétaro for tourist purposes into space, as they have advanced in their technology to do so. They also work with the governments of the United States, Asia, and Europe.

“These are commercial companies that work with NASA, and from there, a new space sector opens up for us, and I think it’s important to be vigilant,” he indicated.

He mentioned that one of the companies they met with in the United States manufactures space suits and is looking to install a lunar station in 2026, while in 2025 they will open commercial flights to take more people to the international space station.

“And these companies are doing this, and Querétaro is raising its hand so that they know about the Aeronautical University with the best workforce in the world in the aerospace sector, and I think that’s good news for the people of Querétaro,” he said.

He clarified that although they met with various entrepreneurs from the aerospace sector during their tour in Houston, Texas, no investment was finalized, but contact was established for future projects.

Source: Diario de Queretaro