Astronaut Christina Koch captured from ISS Costa Rica.
Costa Rica is known for its long-standing and stable democracy, and for its highly educated workforce, most of whom speak English. Since its independence in 1847, Costa Rica has remained among the most stable, prosperous, and progressive nations in Latin America. Following the brief Costa Rican Civil War, it permanently abolished its army in 1949, becoming one of only a few sovereign nations without a standing army. The country has consistently performed favorably in the Human Development Index (HDI), placing 63rd in the world as of 2017, among the highest of any Latin American nation.
The local scenery on the ground is as follows.