Space is a Monstrous Animal

Institute History

  • 2021 Sundance Insitute | Sandbox Fund


In 1986, Adolfo Chaves was a child who loved to play in the backyard of his house in rural Costa Rica, where he could see the clouds travelling in the sky. One windy day, he watched on television how the first Costa Rican astronaut was going into space. With those images in his memory, Adolfo is now one of the members of the first space mission formed only by Latin Americans. He is beginning a 15-month training that may see him fulfill his greatest dream: to travel to outer space… for only 15 minutes.

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