Franklin Chang’s VASIMR plasma engine readies for key test
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Franklin Chang’s VASIMR plasma engine readies for key test

L. Arias - August 5, 2016

The VASIMR spacecraft engine that is the brainchild of Tico physicist Franklin Chang Díaz is one step closer to reality, Chang's company Ad Astra Rocket Company reported this week.…

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…

Costa Rica makes nuclear fusion history with plasma discharge
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica makes nuclear fusion history with plasma discharge

L. Arias - June 30, 2016

Researchers at the Technology Institute of Costa Rica (TEC) announced the first discharge of high temperature plasma in Latin America on Wednesday, joining an elite group of countries who…

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…

Astronaut Franklin Chang’s Ad Astra to develop hydrogen-fueled transportation in Guanacaste
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Climate Change
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Astronaut Franklin Chang’s Ad Astra to develop hydrogen-fueled transportation in Guanacaste

L. Arias - March 29, 2016

Ad Astra Rocket, the company of former NASA astronaut Franklin Chang Díaz, signed an agreement Monday with EARTH University to research and develop hydrogen-powered transportation in Costa Rica's…

Costa Rica’s first satellite project enters decisive stage
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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…

NASA astronauts celebrate mission anniversary in Costa Rica
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NASA astronauts celebrate mission anniversary in Costa Rica

L. Arias - March 5, 2016

Four of the seven crew members of NASA’s STS-61C mission, including Tico astronaut Franklin Chang Díaz, met Friday in Costa Rica to celebrate the 30th anniversary of…

Astronauts from 6 space agencies to convene in Costa Rica next week
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Astronauts from 6 space agencies to convene in Costa Rica next week

L. Arias - March 3, 2016

Former astronauts from various international space agencies will share their experiences at a public event at the National Stadium in San José next Wednesday, Mar. 9 from…

Costa Rica to host UN meeting on space technology
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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…

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…