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NASA honors Hispanic Heritage Month with Tico astronaut
Space Ticos
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Space Ticos
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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
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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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…

How Costa Rican students talked to an astronaut on the International Space Station
Science & Tech
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Science & Tech
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How Costa Rican students talked to an astronaut on the International Space Station

Bruce Callow - June 5, 2019

While coauthor Ana Luisa Monge and I were doing a workshop at the University of Costa Rica planetarium about our book, "To the Stars: Costa Rica in…

Space Ticos: Two Costa Ricans make headlines at NASA
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Space Ticos: Two Costa Ricans make headlines at NASA

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 13, 2019

Students at Stoney Nakoda Elementary School in Alberta, Canada had a special guest lecturer during a recent class. As part of a space-themed lesson, the class spoke…

Reaching for the stars: Costa Ricans’ role in space exploration
Op-Ed
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Op-Ed
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Reaching for the stars: Costa Ricans’ role in space exploration

Bruce Callow - November 24, 2018

Last September, the book "To the Stars: Costa Rica in NASA" was launched by the Costa Rican Institute of Technology’s publishing house. This bilingual book, which I co-authored,…

Reaching for the stars
Books
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Books
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Reaching for the stars

Alissa Grosskopf - September 27, 2018

Have you ever dreamed of flying high up into space, building rocket ships, following up scientific investigations? As kids we tend to have those kind of dreams…

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

De San Antonio de Desamparados a las estrellas: hermanos costarricenses brillan en la NASA
Science & Tech
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Science & Tech
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De San Antonio de Desamparados a las estrellas: hermanos costarricenses brillan en la NASA

Bruce Callow - March 14, 2017

We are pleased offer this story in translation. Read the original story in English, published Monday, March 13. ¿Cómo te pones en contacto con dos técnicos veteranos…

From San Antonio de Desamparados to the stars: Costa Rican brothers shine at NASA
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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From San Antonio de Desamparados to the stars: Costa Rican brothers shine at NASA

Bruce Callow - March 12, 2017

How does one go about making contact with two veteran NASA technicians who were raised and educated in Costa Rican public schools and have contributed to some…

High temperatures expected to continue in Costa Rica for two more months
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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High temperatures expected to continue in Costa Rica for two more months

L. Arias - February 21, 2017

Hot temperatures recorded in the past few days in Costa Rica likely will remain constant until April, the National Meteorological Institute (IMN) reported Tuesday. IMN’s forecasts state…