Costa Rica News – The United Nations donated to Costa Rica a tool meant for studying microgravity.
The equipment is called a clinostat.
It was invented in the nineteenth century to study effects on plants, fungi and microorganisms when the conditions of gravity are altered in some way.
The donation is part of an UNOOSA project that started in 2012 and is present in 45 academic institutions around the world. There is hope that this will spark interest in Costa Rica to study microgravity science.
The event was successful and Costa Rican minds were praised. It was the first workshop of its kind in Latin America and the Caribbean. 20 recommendations to promote human space exploration using a global approach were discussed.