XIII Congress of the Association of Space Explorers
San Jose, Costa Rica
September 12-19, 1997

Astronauts and cosmonauts gather for the 13th Congress group photo.


Host Franklin Chang-Diaz acknowledges the crowd during Independence Day festivities on Plaza de la Democracia


Fred Gregory greets Costa Rican President Jose Maria Figueres as Alexei Leonov, Bruce McCandless II and Leonid Zhurnya look on


Andrian Nikolaev accepts a traditional Russian welcome of bread and salt from schoolchildren in Grecia


Ken Reightler poses with local students in Sarchi



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