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…

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…

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…

Space bids farewell to David Bowie, one of its own
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Space bids farewell to David Bowie, one of its own

Elodie Cuzin | AFP - January 12, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – David Bowie's death has plunged fans around the world into grief, but his music lives on -- not only on Earth but also in space. 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…

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 Rica joins world’s biggest network of space agencies
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Costa Rica joins world’s biggest network of space agencies

L. Arias - October 15, 2015

Costa Rica, represented by the Central American Aeronautics and Space Administration (ACAE), on Monday was officially accepted as a full member country of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF)…

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…

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…