Franklin Ramón Chang Díaz (born April 5, 1950) is a Costa Rican-American engineer, physicist and former NASA astronaut. He is currently president and CEO of Ad Astra Rocket Company. He is a veteran of seven Space Shuttle missions, making him the record holder as of 2008 for the most spaceflights (a record he shares with Jerry L. Ross). He was the third Latino American to go into space and is the first naturalized US citizen to become an astronaut.To find out more about Franklin Chang-Diaz, visit his Wikipedia page here.
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Country of origin: Costa Rica