If Pope Francis ever plans an apostolic trip to space, he’s all set after receiving a custom-made blue flight suit with patches of the Argentine flag, his papal coat of arms and a pair of angel wings with his crew name, Jorge M. Bergoglio.
Catholic astronaut Mark Vande Hei of Falls Church, Virginia, requested a call from Pope Francis, before his first space mission began this year, and Oct. 26 his wish upon a star came true.
WASHINGTON (CNS) — On the International Space Station there’s a place, while filled with robotic equipment, where astronauts like to hang out. Called the Cupola, the small module has seven large bay windows that give crew members a panoramic view of Earth. On his first — and thus far only — mission into space in […]