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Franklin Chang-Diaz

Franklin Chang-Diaz was born on April 5, 1950 in San Jose, Costa Rica as Franklin Ramón Chang-Díaz. He is an actor, known for The Wild Blue Yonder (2005), The Mars Underground (2007) and ...And the Pursuit of Happiness (1986). See full bio »

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The Wild Blue Yonder
The Wild Blue Yonder Astronaut Plasma Physicist
The Mars Underground
Celebrity Habla
Celebrity Habla Himself


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 2005 The Wild Blue Yonder
Astronaut Plasma Physicist
 1997 RocketMan
NASA Scientist (uncredited)
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 2011 Naked Science (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Aerospace Engineer
- Space Vacation (2011) ... Himself - Aerospace Engineer (as Dr. Franklin Chang-Diaz)
 2009-2011 Known Universe (TV Series documentary)
- Escaping Earth (2011) ... Himself
- The Fastest (2009) ... Himself
 2011 Nova ScienceNow (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Astrophysicist, Ad Astra Rocket Co.
- Can We Make It to Mars? (2011) ... Himself - Astrophysicist, Ad Astra Rocket Co.
 2009 Celebrity Habla (TV Movie documentary)
 2007 The Mars Underground (Documentary)
 1986 ...And the Pursuit of Happiness (TV Movie documentary)
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 2006 UFO: The Greatest Story Ever Denied (Video documentary)
Himself (uncredited)

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He studied in high schools in both Costa Rica and the United States. He earned a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Connecticut in 1973, and a Sc.D. degree in applied plasma physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1977. See more »

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