Tag: Mark Vande Hei

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.

Continue Reading

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.”

Continue Reading

Son’s space station stint evokes St. Hubert parishioners’ anxiety, pride

Son’s space station stint evokes St. Hubert parishioners’ anxiety, pride

| November 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Tom and Mary Vande Hei have gone out to the backyard of their Chanhassen home a few times in recent weeks to look up at the night sky, but they haven’t been looking for stars, comets or the northern lights.

Continue Reading