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Astronauts give pope personalised space suit, add white cape
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Astronauts from the International Space Station gave Pope Francis his own blue jump suit on Friday but to distinguish him from ordinary planetary pilgrims like themselves they added a white cape. "Since clothes make the man, we thought we'd have a flight suit like ours made for you," Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli told the pope at a meeting in the Vatican also attended by four other Space Station veterans - three Americans and one Russian. It bore the pope's name at birth, Jorge Bergoglio, and the flag of his native country, Argentina. read more


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