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    Ticos Will be Able to Participate in Nasa’s Space Apps Challenge 2021

    Space Apps Challenge 2021 is a contest in which participants must solve 26 global challenges of the planet and for the development of their...

    To the Stars: Guatemala in Space Book Launch

    Did you know that Guatemalans have been involved in missions to Mars and Jupiter and in many other exciting space missions?

    Web Conference with Legendary Space Artist Vincent Di Fate: How the Future Was

    You are invited to meet one of the greatest space concept artists of the past 60 years: Vincent Di Fate. You will have this...

    International Aerospace Engineering Students Visit Costa Rica Thanks To Project Polaris

    PROJECT POLARIS is an international and nonprofit workforce of 97 college students and young professionals representing 16 different countries.

    An Astronaut´s Perspective on Searching Meteorites in Antarctica

    Please join us this Friday April 30 at 6pm Costa Rica / Mountain time for a webinar with Nicole Lunning. Nicole is Deputy OSIRIS-REx Curator...

    Costa Rica Becomes a Space Control Center With New Powerful Radar

    Costa Rica inaugurated this past Thursday (04/22/2021) a powerful radar capable of detecting objects up to 2 centimeters transiting in low Earth orbit and...

    NASA’s “Ingenuity” Helicopter Could Fly on Mars on This Week

    The first flight of NASA's Ingenuity mini helicopter on Mars could take place this week, the US space agency said on Saturday, after a...

    NASA Chooses SpaceX for its Next Manned Lunar Mission

    Nasa selected SpaceX to have its first astronauts land on the surface of the Moon since 1972, the US space agency said this past...

    From NASA to Costa Rica Spreading the Wonders of Astrophysics: LeRoy Larry

    While in the southern United States, LeRoy Larry had the opportunity to be in a summer program for minority students at the Fermi National...

    Nathalie Vilchis: Mexico’s ‘Chica NASA’ Shares The Inspiring Story of Her Path to NASA’s...

    My guest blogger this week is Nathalie Vilchis, a 22 year old Mexican Mechatronics Engineering student at the Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey. Nathalie has...

    Virtual Meeting Between an Entrepreneurial Tica Girl and a Costa Rican Scientist from NASA

    There is no dream that is unattainable if you put all the effort into achieving it. This is the goal of the 13-year-old Victoria...

    Space Agency can Bring Much Economic Benefit for Costa Rica

    through attracting aerospace investments, estimated Sandra Cauffman, deputy director of NASA's Earth Sciences Division.

    NASA Publishes Spectacular Images of the Arrival of “Perseverance” Space Probe to Mars

    NASA published images on Friday showing the spectacular descent of its Perseverance exploration vehicle to the surface of Mars, suspended by cables to slow...

    Tico Scientist Franklin Chang-Díaz’s Plasma Engine at a Historic Test Step in Space

    After decades of arduous study and work, the plasma engine called Vasimr and conceived by the Costa Rican scientist Franklin Chang-Díaz, would be ready...

    Did NASA Achieve Long-Distance Quantum Teleportation?

    "With this demonstration, we are beginning to lay the groundwork for the construction of a metropolitan quantum network in the Chicago area,"

    Aerospace Agency Agreement would facilitate Internships for Costa Ricans at NASA

    The creation of a space agency in Costa Rica, as well as the signing of the i2 agreement promoted by physicist Sandra Cauffman, would...

    How will the Star of Bethlehem be seen this Christmas in Costa Rican Skies?

    The 2020 Christmas season is not only peculiar because it will be marked by the novel Coronavirus with its lockdowns, and meeting restrictions. It...

    Coloring Book Celebrates Costa Rican Women in Engineering and Science

    In today’s blog I preview a new coloring book that showcases 18 Costa Rican women who are doing outstanding work in science and...

    NASA’s Ticosonde Program at the University of Costa Rica: Interview with Dr. Jorge Andres...

    Many young Costa Ricans dream of working for NASA but they may be unaware that it is possible to do it from Costa Rica....

    Costa Rica’s Aerospace Industry Goes From Dream to Reality: Andrea Jimenez speaks

    My guest blogger this week is Costa Rican biomedical engineer/ business consultant Andrea Jimenez. As Andrea awaits a long anticipated NASA internship, she shares...

    Project Polaris: Student-led “mini NASA” Leads Globalization of the Space Industry

    Today’s guest blog is by Roy Sebastian Ramirez III, founder of Project Polaris, an ambitious international student-operated space collective. Project Polaris is an open-content, nonprofit,...

    Bryan Villarreal Alvarado: Guanacaste Exoplanet Hunter on the Search for Alien Worlds

    Since the discovery of the first exoplanets in the early 1990s more than 4,000 have been confirmed. Bryan Villareal Alvarado is completing a remote...

    GLOBE Costa Rica: Hands-on Science Research for Protection of our Planet

    The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program is an international science and education program that provides students and the general...

    Interview with Ed Lu of Leolabs: Costa Rican Aerospace Cluster Is Poised For Growth

    This week we learn about the upcoming Leolab phased array radar station which will be built next year in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Ed Lu,...

    Costa Rican University Professor Chosen to Fly in Latin American Suborbital Mission

    LATCOSMOS was created  to allow Latin American professionals to be trained as payload specialists and fly suborbital space missions with the objective of operating...

    Leo Camacho: Costa Rica Space App Champion Recognized by NASA

    Learn about Space App CR 2020 coming up this October Meet multi award winning Costa Rican tech educator and innovator Leo Camacho. Leo grew up...

    Costa Rica’s Revolutionary Contribution to Space Exploration

    A company from Costa Rica, chaired by former NASA astronaut Franklin Chang Díaz, developed a plasma engine to propel rockets. The company Ad Astra...

    LeRoy Davis Larry Jr: From Jupiter to Costa Rica and Beyond

    Costa Rica is blessed with a very eclectic and diverse Expat community including many who live quietly under the radar while doing amazing things. Earlier...

    Costa Rica Space Agency Closer to Becoming Reality

    Approval has been received from Legislative Commission Costa Rica is poised to become Central America's first country to create its own space agency which will...
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    NASA Mission Specialists Inspire Costa Rican Students

    Space exploration webinar series was called "JPL Speaks to Costa Rica" While COVID-19 causes disruption around the world, it is also acting as a catalyst for...

    Young Costa Rican Scientist Is Part of the NASA Remote Team Working in the...

    From his In-laws' home in Palmares, Alajuela, a Costa Rican scientist was part of the NASA team that remotely worked with astronaut Chris Cassidy...

    Fortunately, Antarctica is Increasing its Ice Level Faster than it is Losing

    Much is said about the effect that climate change has been having on our planet and its consequences on the more temperate zones.Despite all...

    Costa Rica Steps Up Educational Programs for the Prevention of Forest Fires

    All over Costa Rica, both the Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE) and the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) continue to work together,...

    50 Years ago, Humanity Took a Giant Leap

    Curiosity is one essential trait of the human mind. It is the instinctive urge to know more; to see what is beyond, to explore....

    With Engineers and Satellites Grows Aerospace Industry in Costa Rica

    The presence of Costa Rican engineers at NASA, the launch of the 1st satellite with the national flag and the creation of a specialized...
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    Santa Ana Elementary School Students and NASA´s Voyager Mission Team Up

    Teacher and co-author of the book To The Stars: Costa Rica in NASA recently returned from a visit to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)...

    NASA Discovers Rectangle-Shaped Iceberg in Antarctica

    Scientists found an impressive piece of ice, with edges perfectly cut at right angles, in Antarctica, the continent located to the south of the...

    Costa Rica’s Plasma Engine to Space Being Built

    The plasma engine of former Costa Rican astronaut Franklin Chang Díaz is close to knowing the design of the vehicle that will take him...

    Canadian Space Agency Signs US$ 1.5 Million R&D Agreement Boosting Ad Astra Rocket Company’s...

    A US$ 1.5 million funding agreement has been signed between Aethera Technologies Limited of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) for...

    Rainy Season in Costa Rica

    The amount of rain that will fall on Costa Rica being this country in the tropical regions of the planet have been underestimated according...
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