May 24, 2013
CFK praises scientists during satellite launch
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner praised the “formidable effort and investment” that the government made to develop the countries’ scientific and technologic sectors as she participated from the Government House in the launching of the Argentine satellite SAC-D/Aquarius; the most intricate satellite ever built by Argentina.
“Today is a grand day for all Argentines. I feel immensely proud. I will continue to support these kinds of developments, because this is the future of Argentina,” expressed the head of State, after participating in the launch via telephone conference, which took place on the Vanderberg US Air Force base in California.
"We can now say that, since 2003, we have invested in and supported sectors such as the CONICET, CONAE and universities. I feel very proud and hopeful regarding what can be done by Argentines," she added.
After a phone conference with Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman and CONAE head, Conrado Varotto, who attended the launching in California, the President said that “Argentines should feel proud and happy.”