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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Global
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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…

Costa Rica to host UN meeting on space technology
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rica to host UN meeting on space technology

L. Arias - January 26, 2016

Costa Rica in March will host the workshop on Human Space Technology of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA). The event will gather, for…

Space bids farewell to David Bowie, one of its own
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Arts and Culture
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Space bids farewell to David Bowie, one of its own

Elodie Cuzin | AFP - January 12, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – David Bowie's death has plunged fans around the world into grief, but his music lives on -- not only on Earth but also in space. For…

Photo of Tico astronaut Franklin Chang with Barack Obama among best White House pics of 2015
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Newsletter
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Photo of Tico astronaut Franklin Chang with Barack Obama among best White House pics of 2015

L. Arias - December 31, 2015

A photograph of Tico physicist, entrepreneur and former NASA astronaut Franklin Chang Díaz helping President Barack Obama move a sofa back in place in the Oval Office was chosen…

SpaceX postpones rocket launch until Monday
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Newsletter
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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…

Costa Rica joins world’s biggest network of space agencies
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Newsletter
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Costa Rica joins world’s biggest network of space agencies

L. Arias - October 15, 2015

Costa Rica, represented by the Central American Aeronautics and Space Administration (ACAE), on Monday was officially accepted as a full member country of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF)…

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