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NASA honors Hispanic Heritage Month with Tico astronaut

September 20, 2019

Franklin Chang Díaz is a Costa Rican physicist who participated in seven Space Shuttle missions.

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) shared the following photo of Chang during a spacewalk at the International Space Station in 2002:

Read more about Franklin Chang Díaz in The Tico Times here.

The United States observes Hispanic Heritage Month annually beginning Sept. 15, which is celebrated as Independence Day in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras and Guatemala.

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