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…

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…

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…

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…

Costa Rican students get the surprise of a lifetime: a trip to NASA
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Costa Rican students get the surprise of a lifetime: a trip to NASA

Katherine Stanley - March 8, 2016

“Poverty is no excuse,” said Sandra Cauffman. “If you work hard, you are going far. That, I promise you.” Your standard motivational speech from a highly successful…

Arcadio’s World
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Arcadio’s World

By Arcadio - March 5, 2016

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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Costa Rica
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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…

Gravitational waves: Are scientists about to open a new window on the universe?
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Gravitational waves: Are scientists about to open a new window on the universe?

Jean-Louis Santini | AFP - February 10, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The first-ever detection of gravitational waves, which scientists could announce Thursday, would open a new window on the universe and its most violent phenomena. Scientists…