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
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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…

Costa Rica’s first satellite to be launched into space in 2016
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Costa Rica’s first satellite to be launched into space in 2016

L. Arias - April 22, 2014

The Central American Aeronautics and Space Administration (ACAE) on Monday officially announced that the first Central American satellite, built in Costa Rica, will be launched into space…

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Legendary Tico astronaut Franklin Chang partners with Four Seasons Costa Rica on space dinner

Ashley Harrell - March 18, 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWgaxVBGD6E Costa Rica's most famous astronaut – and arguably the country's most famous person – has helped the Four Seasons create a space-inspired five-course meal that includes a sauce…