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Costa Rica to host UN meeting on space technology
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Costa Rica to host UN meeting on space technology

L. Arias - January 26, 2016

Costa Rica in March will host the workshop on Human Space Technology of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA). The event will gather, for…

Photo of Tico astronaut Franklin Chang with Barack Obama among best White House pics of 2015
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Photo of Tico astronaut Franklin Chang with Barack Obama among best White House pics of 2015

L. Arias - December 31, 2015

A photograph of Tico physicist, entrepreneur and former NASA astronaut Franklin Chang Díaz helping President Barack Obama move a sofa back in place in the Oval Office was chosen…

Costa Rica joins world’s biggest network of space agencies
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Costa Rica joins world’s biggest network of space agencies

L. Arias - October 15, 2015

Costa Rica, represented by the Central American Aeronautics and Space Administration (ACAE), on Monday was officially accepted as a full member country of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF)…

NASA selects Franklin Chang’s Ad Astra Rocket for $50 million contract
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NASA selects Franklin Chang’s Ad Astra Rocket for $50 million contract

L. Arias - September 24, 2015

Ad Astra Rocket, the company founded by Costa Rican scientist and ex-astronaut Franklin Chang Díaz, will develop space propulsion systems for a new NASA project, the company reported this…

Ex-NASA astronaut Franklin Chang talks about ‘The Martian,’ Hollywood’s take on his VASIMR engine
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Ex-NASA astronaut Franklin Chang talks about ‘The Martian,’ Hollywood’s take on his VASIMR engine

L. Arias - September 19, 2015

NASA's Hall of Fame astronaut and the first Tico in space, Franklin Chang Díaz, on Tuesday attended a special screening of director Ridley Scott’s new movie “The…

Ad Astra’s deep space rocket moves into new testing phase with help from NASA
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Ad Astra’s deep space rocket moves into new testing phase with help from NASA

Zach Dyer - August 11, 2015

Costa Rican astronaut Franklin Chang’s company Ad Astra Rocket has finalized a $9 million contract with NASA to help push the company's VASIMR deep space engine one step closer to flight,…

Ad Astra wins $10 million NASA contract for deep space rocket
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Ad Astra wins $10 million NASA contract for deep space rocket

Zach Dyer - April 1, 2015

Ad Astra, the rocket company founded by Costa Rican astronaut Franklin Chang, announced a $10 million contract with NASA to develop deep-space propulsion technology. Spread out over…

Costa Rica’s Franklin Chang pushes space agenda in Washington
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Costa Rica’s Franklin Chang pushes space agenda in Washington

Larry Luxner - December 10, 2014

See also: A rocket landing in Tortuguero? WASHINGTON, D.C. – Costa Rican astronaut-turned-businessman Franklin Chang Díaz warns that NASA and the United States may get left behind…

Meet Sandra Cauffman, the Tica co-directing NASA’s current mission to Mars
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Environment and Wildlife
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Meet Sandra Cauffman, the Tica co-directing NASA’s current mission to Mars

Lindsay Fendt - September 19, 2014

On Sunday, NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution satellite (MAVEN) will complete its 10-month, 442 million-mile journey to mars. Using data gathered by MAVEN, scientists hope to…

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