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Pope Talks with Astronauts

Space Station Crew in Live Audience

Pope Francis conducted a live audiovisual conversation with the crew of Mission 53 on board the International Space Station, in flight 400 km above the Earth on October 26, 2017.

The crew is composed of: Randolph Bresnik (U.S.A.), Commander of NASA; Paolo Nespoli (Italy), ESA engineer; Mark T. Vande Hei (U.S.A.), NASA engineer; Joseph Acaba (U.S.A., of Puerto Rican origin), NASA engineer; Sergey Ryazanskiy (Russia), engineer; and Alexander Misurkin (Russia), engineer.

Roberto Battiston, president of the Italian Space Agency (ASI) and Josef Aschbacher, director of the Earth Observation Programs of the European Space Agency (ESA), joined the live link-up, held in the Study of the Paul VI Hall.




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