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33 years ago, Costa Rican Franklin Chang traveled to space for the first time

The former NASA astronaut is today, based in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, involved in developing a plasma rocket engine and a bringing to mass use...

Costa Rica Politiqs: A “YouTube” Moment – Araya Team Pulls Ad With Retired Bishop and Franklin Chang

Presidential candidate Johnny Araya and the advertising agency Tribu had an embarrassing moment in a YouTube three minute ad when the images shown contained...

Ex-astronaut Franklin Chang Receives Honorary Degree

Former Costa Rican-American astronaut Franklin Chang Diaz on Monday received an honorary doctorate from the  Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR),  for his contributions to...

Chang started his plasma engine and will start key tests starting next week.

Costa Rican scientist and former NASA astronaut, Franklin Chang, confirmed that last Wednesday the plasma engine being developed in Costa Rica was started for...

‘A citizen of the world’: NASA’s first Latino astronaut reflects on how space changed his immigrant identity

While the American memory of the Space Race is most often filtered through black-and-white photos of white men on the moon, NASA’s reality was...

Chang’s Firm Breaks With Recope

QCOSTARICA - Ad Astra Rocket Company, the rocket company by former astronaut and physicist Dr. Franklin Chang, working on the project to produce hydrogen...

Chang Presents President With Energy Plan

Former astronaut, physicist and national hero Dr. Franklin Chang met briefly last week with President Luis Guillermo Solis to present his "little report" containing...

NASA Approves Chang Rocket

The brainchild of Dr. Franklin Chang, Costa Rican-American astronaut and physics scientist, the engine began development years ago but gained impetus as NASA's interest...

Costa Rica’s Rocket Company Strengthens Green Hydrogen Footprint

(Liberia, Guanacaste) The Ad Astra Rocket Company has initiated two major projects valued at approximately US$765,000 to strengthen Central America’s first green hydrogen (H2)...

Government Issues Guideline To Promote Hydrogen As Fuel

As part of the strategy to decarbonize the Costa Rica economy, in one of the first acts as President on Tuesday, Carlos Alvarado, and...

Carlos Alvarado: ‘I Swear To Be The Best Version Of Myself To Take The Reins of the Country’

Carlos Alvarado, Costa Rica's new president, in his first presidential speech following the swearing-in ceremony Tuesday morning, vowed to turn Costa Rica into a...

Hydrogen Powered Bus Started Operating in Liberia

The first hydrogen fuel cell electric bus in Central America went into operation on Monday, November 27, on the Ad Astra Rocket Company campus,...

When Will The Transito Put An End To Street Racing (Piques)?

Rico's TICO BULL - It is midnight, one, sometimes even two in the morning, in front of my computer in Piedades de Santa Ana,...

‘Nyuti’, The Future For Costa Rica’s Younger Generation

  Ad Astra Rocket Company Costa Rica (AARC CR) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the American rocket propulsion, Ad Astra Rocket Company, has announced...

Costa Rica’s Ambassador Stands at Intersection of Science and Diplomacy

Years after it was discredited, President Donald Trump continues to parrot the theory that lifesaving vaccines cause autism. And up until his inauguration, he...

Dream Of First Costa Rican Satellite In Orbit Closer To Reality

Q COSTA RICA - The donations made by more than 800 people to the Proyecto Irazú (Irazú Project) has helped in the purchase of...

Costa Rica Aerospace Sector Aims To Shine Abroad

QCOSTARICA - Converting Costa Rica in a country providing services for the international aerospace industry is the goal proposed by some 25 companies, both...

Costa Rica Developed Plasma Engine Could Reach Mars in 39 Days

QCOSTARICA -  Costa Rica's Ad Astra Rocket Company recently received $10 million in funding from NASA for further development of its Variable Specific Impulse...

Tico Helps Obama Move His Sofa

QCOSTARICA - Franklin Chang, Costa Rican scientist and former NASA astronaut, is featured in one of the best pictures of the year selected by...

Taste of the Stars with NASA Astronaut and Flavors of Costa Rica at Edge Steak and Bar

(QCOSTARICA) Pop quiz Friday: where is one of the best places in the world to see stars? Hint: it starts with Costa and end...

RECOPE CANNOT Venture Into Hydrogen Fuels, Says Attorney General

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica's State refinery, the Refinadora Costarricense de Petróleo (RECOPE), cannot venture into the use of hydrogen fuel technologies for transport, a...

Costa Rica Developed VASIMR Rocket Could Send Humans To Mars In Just 39 Days

A new type of rocket that could send humans to Mars in less than six weeks instead of six months or longer may be...

Ad Astra Receive US$10 million From NASA To Build Plasma Engine

QCOSTARICA - Over a three year period, NASA will give Ad Astra around US$10 million dollars to fully develop a new version of the VASIMR engine...

New Tyrexpo Costa Rica To Feature NASA Astrounat

COSTA RICA BUSINESS NEWS - Costa Rica will play host to a new tire exhibition. Tyrexpo 2015 is scheduled for April 29-May 1, 2015,...

Costa Rica’s astronaut has brought a taste of space down to Earth

Costa Rica's very own astronaut, Franklin Chang Diaz, has teamed with the Four Seasons hotel, to serve up a special dinner literally out of...

“Picosatellite” Promises To Put Costa Rica On the Aerospace Map

A miniaturized or small satellite (picosatellite in Spanish) is sure to take Costa Rica out of this world with the launch in 2016 by...

Costa Rica’s AdAstra Rocket Company Wants To Clean Up Space Junk

The human race has a seemingly unlimited capacity for producing waste, and this most unwelcome trait extends beyond our planet. Space junk, all those defunct...

The United States Seeks Opportunities for American Firms to Invest in Clean Energy

The United States Ambassador to San Jose Anne Andrew asserted that the Obama Administration seeks more opportunities for US firms to invest in the...

NO END OF TIMES: BEYOND 2012

If you're reading this story, it means the world didn't end on Dec. 21, 2012. Despite reports of an ancient Maya prophecy, a mysterious...

Festival de la Luz at 6pm TONIGHT

The Festial de la Luz is tonight, Saturday. It is the popular Christmas festival in San José, that includes parades, masquerades, lives music, fireworks...

The U.S. votes on Tuesdays to comply with God and Caesar

QREPORTS - Why is election day in the United States on a Tuesday in November? For the answer, let's go back to 1845. That year,...

The dollar determines Cubans’ everyday lives

TODAY CUBA - It was still early in the morning when the first customers started lining up outside the specialist foreign exchange shops. At...

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