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BSM alum among astronauts who give Pope Francis flight suit

BSM alum among astronauts who give Pope Francis flight suit

| June 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

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 Bergoglio.

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BSM students video chat with astronaut alum orbiting earth

BSM students video chat with astronaut alum orbiting earth

| November 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Meeting an astronaut alone is incredible,” said Amelia Backes, a junior. “But, talking to an astronaut while they are currently on the ISS orbiting the earth is just so surreal. [That] is definitely the best word for it.”

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John Glenn, American ‘icon,’ astronaut, former U.S. senator, dies at 95

John Glenn, American ‘icon,’ astronaut, former U.S. senator, dies at 95

| December 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

Astronaut legend and decorated World War II pilot John H. Glenn, who served for 24 years in the U.S. Senate and inspired young people to pursue careers in sciences and engineering, died Dec. 8. He was 95.

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