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Astronomers show first image of black hole at Milky Way’s center

An international team of astronomers on Thursday unveiled the first image of a supermassive black hole at the centre of our own Milky Way...

Costa Rica Dog Kennel Hit by Meteorite Sells at Christie’s

Although you may not realize it, material from space is regularly falling from the sky. To such an extent that scientists estimate almost 50 tons a...

‘Amazing milestone’ as NASA fully deploys Webb telescope in space

The most powerful space telescope ever built completed a tricky two-week-long deployment phase Saturday, unfolding its final golden mirror panel, as it readies to...

James Webb telescope sets off on million-mile voyage

The world's most powerful space telescope on Saturday blasted off into orbit, headed to an outpost 1.5 million kilometres (930,000 miles) from Earth, after...

Bezos’ Blue Origin completes third crewed space flight

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin company blasted its third private crew into space on Saturday and brought it back safely, this time including the daughter of...

What life is like aboard the SpaceX Dragon capsule

The first space tourism mission by Elon Musk's SpaceX blasted off from Florida on Wednesday and the four crew members -- a billionaire and...

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.
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