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Franklin Chang-Díaz

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Birthday
5, 1950
Birthplace
San Jose, Costa Rica
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
5, 1950 (age 69)
Birthplace
San Jose, Costa Rica

About

Costa Rican engineer, physicist, and astronaut most recognized for being the CEO of Ad Astra Rocket Company.

Before Fame

In 1973, he graduated from the University of Connecticut with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Trivia

He was the first naturalized US citizen to become an astronaut.

Family Life

He was born in San José, Costa Rica. In 1984, he married Peggy Marguerite Doncaster. He and Peggy have four daughters named Sonia, Jean, Miranda and Lidia.

Associated With

He and scientist Karel Bossart completed graduate programs at MIT.