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AD ASTRA ROCKET COMPANY SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETES ALL NASA NEXTSTEP CONTRACT MILESTONES FOR YEAR ONE, RECEIVES NASA APPROVAL TO PROCEED WITH YEAR TWO, AUGUST 3, 2016
Ad Astra Rocket Company, Costa Rica is now 100% solar powered, 03/18/16
Municipality of Curridabat and Ad Astra Rocket investigate new sources of supply energetic, 01/27/16
Ad Astra Rocket Company in Orbital ATK Team Selected for NASA's second research and technology for aerospace propulsion systems (RTAPS) contract, 09/22/15
Ad Astra's Dr. Jared P. Squire is elected Associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 09/11/15
AD ASTRA ROCKET COMPANY AND NASA MOVE TO EXECUTION PHASE OF NEXTSTEP VASIMR® PARTNERSHIP, 08/10/15
AD ASTRA ROCKET COMPANY WINS MAJOR NASA ADVANCED PROPULSION CONTRACT, 03/31/15
AARC and RECOPE sign new contract on hydrogen technology development, 02/20/14
AARC and NASA sign new agreements on VASIMR® development, 12/19/13
AARC and Costa Rica's RECOPE unveil clean energy hydrogen technology project, 12/12/13
New plasma technology patent issued to AARC, 12/05/13
Theodore "Tim" Solso is elected to the Ad Astra Board of Directors, 11/12/13
AARC scientists author eight scietific papers presented at IEPC-2013, 10/09/13
Ambassador Anne Andrew is elected to the Ad Astra Board of Directors, 10/03/13
Ad Astra Rocket Company reaches important design review milestone, 6/28/13
AARC, Cummins successfully use hydrogen/biogas to power a Cummins generator in Costa Rica, 6/1/13
José A. Zaglul is elected to the Ad Astra Board of Directors, 4/8/13
Ad Astra’s Christopher Olsen presents groundbreaking VASIMR result in PhD thesis milestone, 2/2/13
VASIMR prototype increases high-power performance, demonstrates efficient constant power throttling, 7/27/12
AARC, Costa Rica signs agreements for $1.4M for research and development of hydrogen technologies, 7/24/12
AARC and NASA JSC sign agreement on VASIMR payload safety and reliability support, 5/31/12
AARC Costa Rica scientists participate in new zero-gravity flight, 5/16/12
Ad Astra unveils mock-up of space platform 'Aurora', 10/12/11
AARC Costa Rica selects two scientists for Microgravity Flight, 5/26/11
Ad Astra and NASA sign Support Agreement on VASIMR technology, 3/8/11
VASIMR VX-200 Meets Full Power Efficiency Milestone, 11/23/10
AARC and MEI Technologies, Inc. form Strategic Alliance, 1/14/10
VX-200 reaches 200 kW, 9/30/09
VX-200 demonstrates superconducting first stage at full power, 7/2/09
VX-200 superconducting magnet delivered, accepted, 03/06/09
NASA and AARC sign Agreement for VASIMR flight test, 12/12/08
VX-200 first stage achieves full power, 10/24/08
AARC - CORAAL agreement, 05/09/08
ATK - AARC Alliance, 03/26/08
Status and Schedule, 03/04/08
Agreement with NASA signed, 12/10/07
Last plasma at NASA, 10/2/07
First commercial contract, 8/21/07
Achieving record plasma, 6/12/07
Helicon milestone in CR, 6/12/07
2006 milestones & 2007 goals, 1/30/07