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

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…

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

SpaceX postpones rocket launch until Monday
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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 Rican beetle headed for space
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Costa Rican beetle headed for space

L. Arias - October 2, 2015

A glitzy beetle native to Costa Rica is headed for the International Space Station. The brilliant, metallic exoskeleton of the jewel scarab will soon blast off as part of a…

Ex-NASA astronaut Franklin Chang talks about ‘The Martian,’ Hollywood’s take on his VASIMR engine
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Ex-NASA astronaut Franklin Chang talks about ‘The Martian,’ Hollywood’s take on his VASIMR engine

L. Arias - September 19, 2015

NASA's Hall of Fame astronaut and the first Tico in space, Franklin Chang Díaz, on Tuesday attended a special screening of director Ridley Scott’s new movie “The…

NASA: New photos reveal Pluto’s stunning geological diversity
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NASA: New photos reveal Pluto’s stunning geological diversity

Jean-Louis SANTINI | AFP - September 13, 2015

New, high-resolution images of the surface of Pluto beamed from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft reveal unparalleled geographical variety - from soaring mountains to sand dunes to frozen…

First bite of space-grown lettuce is ‘awesome’
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Environment and Wildlife
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First bite of space-grown lettuce is ‘awesome’

Kerry Sheridan | AFP - August 10, 2015

MIAMI, United States -- Astronauts living at the International Space Station took their first bites of space-grown lettuce on Monday, in what scientists described as another step…

NASA discovers Earth-like planet orbiting ‘cousin’ of Sun
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NASA discovers Earth-like planet orbiting ‘cousin’ of Sun

Kerry Sheridan | AFP - July 23, 2015

MIAMI – Astronomers hunting for another Earth have found what may be the closest match yet, a potentially rocky planet circling its star at the same distance as…

Pilot dead as Virgin spaceship crashes in US desert
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Pilot dead as Virgin spaceship crashes in US desert

Michael Thurston | AFP - October 31, 2014

Update: 6:06 p.m., Oct. 31: An AFP follow-up story titled "Virgin crash sets back space tourism by years" states the following (read the original story below): The…