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

NASA selects Franklin Chang’s Ad Astra Rocket for $50 million contract
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NASA selects Franklin Chang’s Ad Astra Rocket for $50 million contract

L. Arias - September 24, 2015

Ad Astra Rocket, the company founded by Costa Rican scientist and ex-astronaut Franklin Chang Díaz, will develop space propulsion systems for a new NASA project, the company reported this…

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…

Ad Astra wins $10 million NASA contract for deep space rocket
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Ad Astra wins $10 million NASA contract for deep space rocket

Zach Dyer - April 1, 2015

Ad Astra, the rocket company founded by Costa Rican astronaut Franklin Chang, announced a $10 million contract with NASA to develop deep-space propulsion technology. Spread out over…

Costa Rica’s Franklin Chang pushes space agenda in Washington
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Costa Rica’s Franklin Chang pushes space agenda in Washington

Larry Luxner - December 10, 2014

See also: A rocket landing in Tortuguero? WASHINGTON, D.C. – Costa Rican astronaut-turned-businessman Franklin Chang Díaz warns that NASA and the United States may get left behind…

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Tico astronaut Franklin Chang reaches first fundraising goal

L. Arias - August 6, 2013

“Success! We have just crushed our Kickstarter goal! Thanks to all who are supporting us.” That’s the message Tico astronaut Franklin Chang Diaz posted Monday night on…

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Tico astronaut Franklin Chang raises online funds for upcoming documentary film

L. Arias - July 14, 2013

Costa Rican astronaut and space engineer Franklin Chang this month launched an Internet campaign to raise money for a documentary film that explains how the plasma engine…

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Tico astronaut Franklin Chang inducted into U.S. hall of fame

L. Arias - January 27, 2012

Franklin Chang, Costa Rica’s most beloved astronaut, will be one of three new inductees into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame. The announcement came earlier this week…