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Mysterious rock that fell in Costa Rica is a meteorite ‘of great scientific interest,’ UCR says
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Mysterious rock that fell in Costa Rica is a meteorite ‘of great scientific interest,’ UCR says

AFP and The Tico Times - April 30, 2019

An object that caused surprise when it disturbed the skies above Costa Rica with a rumble and a luminous wake turned out to be a meteorite, the…

Costa Rica discusses creation of national space agency
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica discusses creation of national space agency

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 13, 2019

Costa Rica is getting a Space Force. Well, not really. Knowing Costa Rica, it wouldn't have any military implications. And it probably wouldn’t be called “Space Force.”…

Reaching for the stars
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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

Elizabeth Lang - 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…

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

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…

For a week, people in Costa Rica cast no shadow
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Costa Rica
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For a week, people in Costa Rica cast no shadow

Lindsay Fendt - April 14, 2016

Your afternoon walks this week in Costa Rica might be a bit lonelier than usual thanks to the absence of your familiar shadow. Every day around noon…

Costa Rica’s first satellite project enters decisive stage
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s first satellite project enters decisive stage

L. Arias - March 16, 2016

Officials at the Costa Rica-based Central American Association for Aeronautics and Space (ACAE) on Monday announced they will launch a crowdfunding campaign to raise $75,000 needed to orbit…

US Sen. Bill Nelson: Costa Rica has a place in the future of space flight
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Business
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US Sen. Bill Nelson: Costa Rica has a place in the future of space flight

Zach Dyer - March 8, 2016

Costa Rica is hosting astronauts and space experts from around the world this week for the third International Astronauts Forum on human space technology, sponsored by the…

Gravitational waves: Are scientists about to open a new window on the universe?
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Gravitational waves: Are scientists about to open a new window on the universe?

Jean-Louis Santini | AFP - February 10, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The first-ever detection of gravitational waves, which scientists could announce Thursday, would open a new window on the universe and its most violent phenomena. Scientists…

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