Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Space Ticos: Two Costa Ricans make headlines at NASA

May 13, 2019

Students at Stoney Nakoda Elementary School in Alberta, Canada had a special guest lecturer during a recent class.

As part of a space-themed lesson, the class spoke with Alfredo Valverde Salazar, a Tico who works at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Photo via Doug Callow.

The kids also met Bruce Callow, author of the book “To the Stars: Costa Rica in NASA.” Callow works as a communications consultant and teacher who does space education outreach work on behalf of NASA.

Tico Andres Mora, who works at NASA’s Ames Research Center, also spoke to Stoney Nakoda Elementary students recently, according to Callow.

***

Three of NASA’s four science sections are led by women for the first time in the organization’s history.

That’s thanks in part to Tica Sandra Cauffman, who is acting director of the Division of Earth Sciences at NASA.

Carlos Alvarado, Costa Rica’s president, tweeted in support of Cauffman.

“She is proof that Costa Rica is capable of training great professionals who then go out into the world to shine and put our flag on high,” Alvarado wrote.

You may be interested

News briefs: Costa Rica news highlights to start your Thursday
Costa Rica
1829 views
Costa Rica
1829 views

News briefs: Costa Rica news highlights to start your Thursday

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 29, 2020

We hope you're reading this Costa Rica news while drinking a delicious  coffee and eating a traditional  gallo pinto. Here's the…

Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Wednesday, October 28
Costa Rica
5955 views
Costa Rica
5955 views

Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Wednesday, October 28

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 28, 2020

Costa Rica announced 11 new coronavirus-related deaths over the last day for a total of 1,340, according to official data…

Nicaragua to impose jail time for spreading what government deems ‘false news’
Costa Rica
915 views
Costa Rica
915 views

Nicaragua to impose jail time for spreading what government deems ‘false news’

Blanca MOREL / AFP - October 28, 2020

The Nicaraguan congress approved on Tuesday a cybercrime law, baptized by the opposition as a "gag" law, which imposes jail…