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SpaceX postpones rocket launch until Monday
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SpaceX postpones rocket launch until Monday

Kerry Sheridan | AFP - December 20, 2015

MIAMI -- SpaceX postponed until Monday evening its first rocket launch since an explosion after liftoff destroyed its unmanned Dragon cargo ship bound for the International Space Station…

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

The Tico Times - 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

The Tico Times - 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…

Ad Astra Rocket’s breakup with the government puts Costa Rica’s hydrogen future on hold
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Ad Astra Rocket’s breakup with the government puts Costa Rica’s hydrogen future on hold

The Tico Times - March 10, 2015

Many Costa Ricans were distraught last week after the country’s national space hero cancelled his firm’s renewable energy deal with the government over what Franklin Chang Díaz…