Monday, November 18, 2013
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Born in Costa Rica, Franklin Ramón Chang Díaz, Ph.D. is a mechanical engineer, physicist and former NASA astronaut. Dr. Chang Díaz became an American citizen in 1997, holding a dual citizenship. Dr. Chang Díaz is currently president and CEO of Ad Astra Rocket Company. He is a veteran of seven Space Shuttle missions. Chang Díaz is the first naturalized U.S, citizen to become an astronaut and he is a member of the NASA Astronaut Hall of Fame.