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Space Ticos: Astronaut Franklin Chang with Barack Obama in 2015
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Space Ticos: Astronaut Franklin Chang with Barack Obama in 2015

The Tico Times - July 20, 2019

Saturday, July 20 marks 50 years since the Apollo 11 crew made their historic landing on the moon. To commemorate the occasion, we're sharing a 2015 story…

How Costa Rican students talked to an astronaut on the International Space Station
Science & Tech
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Science & Tech
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How Costa Rican students talked to an astronaut on the International Space Station

Bruce Callow - June 5, 2019

While coauthor Ana Luisa Monge and I were doing a workshop at the University of Costa Rica planetarium about our book, "To the Stars: Costa Rica in…

Costa Rican schools conference with International Space Station
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Science & Tech
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Costa Rican schools conference with International Space Station

Jacob Spetzler - May 28, 2019

In the words of the ARISS radio moderator in Canada, history was made on May 27, 2019. Through a series of radio connections, technology campuses in San…

Space Ticos: Two Costa Ricans make headlines at NASA
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Costa Rica
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Space Ticos: Two Costa Ricans make headlines at NASA

Alejandro Zúñiga - 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…

Costa Rica discusses creation of national space agency
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica discusses creation of national space agency

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 13, 2019

Costa Rica is getting a Space Force. Well, not really. Knowing Costa Rica, it wouldn't have any military implications. And it probably wouldn’t be called “Space Force.”…

Costa Rica’s first satellite scheduled for deployment in one year
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s first satellite scheduled for deployment in one year

L. Arias - March 22, 2017

Recommended: From Desamparados to the stars - Costa Rican brothers shine at NASA The quest to send Costa Rica's first satellite into orbit entered assembly and testing…

De San Antonio de Desamparados a las estrellas: hermanos costarricenses brillan en la NASA
Science & Tech
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Science & Tech
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De San Antonio de Desamparados a las estrellas: hermanos costarricenses brillan en la NASA

Bruce Callow - March 14, 2017

We are pleased offer this story in translation. Read the original story in English, published Monday, March 13. ¿Cómo te pones en contacto con dos técnicos veteranos…

From San Antonio de Desamparados to the stars: Costa Rican brothers shine at NASA
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Newsletter
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From San Antonio de Desamparados to the stars: Costa Rican brothers shine at NASA

Bruce Callow - March 12, 2017

How does one go about making contact with two veteran NASA technicians who were raised and educated in Costa Rican public schools and have contributed to some…

NASA dream comes true for Costa Rican teens
Education
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Education
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NASA dream comes true for Costa Rican teens

Bruce Callow - November 21, 2016

See also: Costa Rican students get the surprise of a lifetime – a trip to NASA "C'mon, let's go!" Elián Mora shouted with excitement as he raced…

Franklin Chang’s VASIMR plasma engine readies for key test
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Costa Rica
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Franklin Chang’s VASIMR plasma engine readies for key test

L. Arias - August 5, 2016

The VASIMR spacecraft engine that is the brainchild of Tico physicist Franklin Chang Díaz is one step closer to reality, Chang's company Ad Astra Rocket Company reported this week.…

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