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NASA honors Hispanic Heritage Month with Tico astronaut
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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…

Costa Rican schools conference with International Space Station
Science & Tech
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Science & Tech
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Costa Rican schools conference with International Space Station

Jacob Spetzler - May 28, 2019

In the words of the ARISS radio moderator in Canada, history was made on May 27, 2019. Through a series of radio connections, technology campuses in San…

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…

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