Plans for a National Rocket and Space Center in the Yucatán Peninsula Are Underway

TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 16, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Merida Aerospace, a Tampa-based aerospace company is preparing a historic leap forward for space exploration and education in Mexico. The project takes inspiration from the renowned U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, and aims to position Mexico as a key player in the expanding space economy.

The National Rocket and Space Center will be a multifaceted facility, featuring cutting-edge amenities such as a museum, observatory, and immersive experiences for the public. It will also house space camps designed to provide hands-on training for students and individuals interested in space operations. However, the center’s significance goes beyond education and public engagement—it will serve as an active hub for the development and innovation of astronautical technology through dedicated laboratories.

One of the key objectives of this initiative is to address the absence of a dedicated platform for aerospace engineering studies in the field of astronautics in Mexico. By offering state-of-the-art facilities and educational programs, Merida Aerospace aims to encourage engineers to excel in the space industry, fostering the development of world-class projects. The scope of these projects spans various aspects of the space industry, including launch rockets, propulsion systems, satellite systems, planetary exploration rovers, and robotic systems.

The introduction of specialized curricula in collaboration with local universities is a crucial component of the project. This partnership seeks to cultivate a new generation of astronautical engineers, equipping them with the skills required for space exploration and the development of advanced technologies. The goal is to create a talent pool capable of contributing to the growth of the space industry in Mexico.

The economic implications of the National Rocket and Space Center are significant. The project is expected to generate new employment opportunities for thousands of Mexicans, who can receive specialized training in astronautics from Mexican universities. Moreover, it is poised to attract substantial investments from aerospace companies, particularly in the field of space exploration. Merida Aerospace’s planned collaboration with the Mexican Space Agency (AEM) and its intention to establish connections with NASA further underscore Mexico’s commitment to becoming a prominent player in the global space community.

The timing of this initiative aligns with optimistic projections for the space economy. Financial institutions, including Bank of America, anticipate a remarkable growth of 230% in the space economy by 2030. This projection positions the space industry to rival and even surpass the entire global tourism industry in the coming years. Merida Aerospace, recognizing this potential, aims to fill a crucial gap in Mexico’s educational and research infrastructure, contributing to the nation’s competitiveness in the emerging space sector.

As Merida Aerospace embarks on this groundbreaking journey, it extends an invitation to educators, enthusiasts, and space aficionados to participate in shaping the future of space exploration and education in Mexico. This collaborative effort represents a significant opportunity to propel the nation to new heights, fostering innovation, education, and international collaboration.

For media inquiries related to the National Rocket and Space Center project, interested parties can contact Merida Aerospace Mexico office at +52 999 282 9050 or email

About Merida Aerospace:

Merida Aerospace is a comprehensive aerospace company offering a range of space products and services. From rockets and satellite manufacturing to data management and planetary rovers, the company provides end-to-end space solutions. With a focus on cost efficiency, shortened production timelines, and elevated construction quality, Merida Aerospace envisions standing out as a global leader in engineering and space products, shaping the future of space technology.

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Carlos Martin

SOURCE Merida Aerospace