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University students from Humacao win NASA competition

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Students from the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) at Humacao, represented the Island in the Human Exploration Rover Challenge NASA competition and won first place for the fifth time. They built a human powered all terrain vehicle that can drive on the surface of Mars of the Moon.

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Free observation of moon and planets this Saturday from El Morro

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The San Juan National Historic Site and the Astronomy Society of Puerto Rico invite the general public to a night of observation where attendees will be able to use telescopes to see the craters on the moon and the planets Venus, Mars and Saturn. This free event will take place next Saturday, November 12 from 6:30 pm to 11:00 pm. 

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Planet Mars gets close to Earth

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One of the astronomic events of the year will be the closeness between Mars and Earth on their respective orbits. Although Mars will only appear to be brigher than usual to the naked eye, this closeness will allow observers to view details on the Planet Mars, such as ice on the north pole, through their telescopes. 

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Puerto Rican scientist talks about “The Martian”

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Dr. Edgard Rivera-Valentín, scientist at the Arecibo Observatory talks about the movie: The Martian. 

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Yajaira Sierra-Sastre: I am a Borinqueña and Materials Scientist

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Borinqueña emphasizes the contribution of Puerto Rican and Hispanic women in science and technology and provides a space to discuss topics of interest about the empowerment of women. In “I am Borinqueña” we will be interviewing women scientists that are role models for future generations.

Puerto Rican scientist works hard to visit Mars

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Dr. Yajaira Sierra Sastre visited two schools in Cataño to talk about her experiences doing research under a NASA program and her dreams to become an astronaut.

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A "boricua" with space citizenship

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Por Rebecca Carrero Figueroa (rebecca.carrero@upr.edu)
PRENSA RUM
viernes, 31 de agosto de 2012

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They'll be cooking up a Mars menu that's out of this world

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Six mock 'astronauts' to research what's best to feed space crew on long missions. Among these researchers is Dr. Yajaira Sierra-Sastre, a Puerto Rican nanomaterials scientist and member of Ciencia Puerto Rico. Yajaira has shared with us a recipe of Puerto Rican beans she created with some of the dehydrated ingredients an astronaut would have available in space. You can find her recipe here.

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