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Reaching for the stars

Ana Luisa Monge-Naranjo and Bruce James Callow show us that dreams we had as kids do come true. In their book "Hacia las estrellas: Costa Rica en la NASA" (“From the stars: Costa Rica in the NASA”) they tell the stories of 13 Costa Ricans who have reached for the stars and fulfilled their dream of working for the NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration).

Watch the full launch of the first satellite designed and built in Costa Rica

The satellite, named Project Irazú in honor of one of Costa Rican’s iconic volcanoes, was built by the Central American Aeronautics and Space Association (ACAE) and the Costa Rican Technological Institute (TEC).

First Central American satellite is ready to launch

The CubeSat1U satellite was developed to help Costa Rican scientists gather information about the country’s efforts to mitigate carbon emissions.

Franklin Chang’s VASIMR plasma engine readies for key test

The VASIMR engine being developed by Costa Rican physicist Franklin Chang Díaz is one step closer to proving itself the best technology for propelling the next generation of spacecraft.

Behind the scenes at NASA: meet Costa Rican space pioneers

You've heard of Franklin Chang and Sandra Cauffman, but Costa Rica has sent other talents to NASA as well. Listen in on our chat with three Tico rockstar scientists.

Crowdfunding campaign to orbit Costa Rica’s first satellite surpasses goal

Tico engineers will be responsible for the satellite's final assembly that will take place here during the second half of this year.

Community Aids Limón Red Cross

THE grave financial situation of the Limón Red Cross has taken an optimisticturn after the Caribbean port town’s chapterthreatened to close its doors severalmonths...

Costa Rica Asks for Financial Help to Deal with Wave of Migration

Costa Rican President Rodrigo Chaves asked Wednesday at the Davos forum for financial support so that the country can continue to be "just as...

A Costa Rica Expat’s View on Driving in Costa Rica

Are you tired of driving on smooth, well-maintained roads with clear signage and courteous drivers? Are you looking for a truly thrilling driving experience?...

Costa Rican Cuisine – What is it and where did it come from?

Costa Rican cuisine, also known as "comida típica," is a melting pot of indigenous, Spanish, and African influences. The country's diverse landscape and abundance...
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