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Nasa astronaut Chang launches stocks of Costa Rica's Ad Astra Rocket Company

Thursday, September 30, 2010


The Ad Astra Rocket Company with its headquarters in Houston, Texas and branch in Liberia, Guanacaste, announced that it will be become a limited public corporation on the Costa Rica stock exchange, offering stock to investors with a minimum of $25,000.

The company was founded in 2005 by Costa Rican scientist and former NASA astronaut, Franklin Chang-Diaz, to develop a plasma engine for use in the US space program. 

Chang said that the type of investor that the company expects to attract is sophisticated and knowledgeable.

Original source: Inside Costa Rica