Argentina Grows: South American NASASunday 7th of August 2011 02:36:55 PM
The false measure of man (short)
Conrado Varotto, a physicist born in Italy that lives from the 9 in the country, addresses (with low profile) CONAE.
The brain of the Argentine space plan, Conrado Varotto, speaks of future missions satellite, differences with Brazil and the project of a "South American NASA".
By Matthias Alinovi
On 10 June, the Argentine Chancellor, Héctor Timerman, traveled to base Vandenberg, California, to attend the launch of the Delta II rocket. The occasion warranted: was traveling aboard the American pitcher an Argentine satellite, the SAC-D/Aquarius, designed and built by INVAP, society of the State, at the behest of the National Commission on space activities (CONAE) in the country.
The event was broadcast live for the Argentine television. In the first image that gave the public channel saw Chancellor, suit, or perhaps black, with a short man in glasses, as he and blue cased in a supposedly space jacket. President Cristina Fernandez, which followed the launch from the Casa Rosada, wanted to joke with his Chancellor and told him: "You're just like the NASA, Timerman." "Excuse me, parecés the NASA you also". The Chancellor was able to sustain a smile from mild discomfort. But Cristina continued: "You're like that have on the side, nothing more than high and skinny, with forgiveness which is on the side". Then the Chancellor decided and explained with veiled strongly: "which is on the side is who knows." "It's the doctor Varotto." "Ah, not so had known without glasses," said the President, even though at that time Varotto had the same glasses had used all his life. Finally, magnanimous, Cristina conceded: "have paints NASA's equal, the two".
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