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 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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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…

For a week, people in Costa Rica cast no shadow
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For a week, people in Costa Rica cast no shadow

Lindsay Fendt - April 14, 2016

Your afternoon walks this week in Costa Rica might be a bit lonelier than usual thanks to the absence of your familiar shadow. Every day around noon…

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…

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…

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)…