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NASA honors Hispanic Heritage Month with Tico astronaut
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NASA honors Hispanic Heritage Month with Tico astronaut

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 20, 2019

Franklin Chang Díaz is a Costa Rican physicist who participated in seven Space Shuttle missions. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration…

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…

Two Costa Rican students will study at NASA with Franklin Chang
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Two Costa Rican students will study at NASA with Franklin Chang

The Tico Times - June 21, 2018

Each year the XXI Century Strategy Association gives scholarships to students to train with astronauts and other professionals from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. For…

Central America’s first hydrogen-fueled bus hits the road in Costa Rica
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costa rican innovations
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Central America’s first hydrogen-fueled bus hits the road in Costa Rica

Robin Kazmier / Yale Climate Connections - April 18, 2018

GUANACASTE – Just off a quiet road amid sparsely wooded fields are four rows of solar panels and a single wind turbine. The power they generate is…

Three imaginary political headlines from Costa Rica’s future
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Costa Rica
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Three imaginary political headlines from Costa Rica’s future

Alvaro Murillo - January 4, 2017

With 2016 behind us, along with its tumultuous elections in several parts of the world, Costa Rica can look ahead to campaigns of its own this year…

NASA dream comes true for Costa Rican teens
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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.…

Behind the scenes at NASA: meet Costa Rican space pioneers
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Costa Rica
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Behind the scenes at NASA: meet Costa Rican space pioneers

Bruce Callow - August 2, 2016

When it comes to outstanding Costa Ricans in the field of aerospace, many people are familiar with the extraordinary accomplishments of Franklin Chang and Sandra Cauffman, but…

Costa Rica makes nuclear fusion history with plasma discharge
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica makes nuclear fusion history with plasma discharge

L. Arias - June 30, 2016

Researchers at the Technology Institute of Costa Rica (TEC) announced the first discharge of high temperature plasma in Latin America on Wednesday, joining an elite group of countries who…

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

L. Arias - April 19, 2016

As of Monday evening, Central America's first satellite is one step closer to orbit. Less than 48 hours before deadline, just over 800 sponsors made it possible…