Mark Vande Hei, NASA astronaut with Minnesota connections, offers unique perspectives, which can be heard on Minnesota Catholic Podcasts.
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 […]