HISPANIC STANDOUT: Former Astronaut Frankling Chang Diaz Honored in His Home Country of Costa Rica

Former Costa Rican-American astronaut Franklin Chang Diaz on Monday received an honorary doctorate from the state-run Universidad de Costa Rica, or UCR, for his contributions to science, technology and education on the global level.

The honorary doctorate was presented by representatives of UCR, the country’s main university, at a ceremony where the scientist expressed his pride at being recognized in this way.

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