Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Pope Benedict XVI May Call Space for the First Time

Pope Benedict XVI may be able to make a call to the international space station on May 4th if all goes well. 

This would be the first time any pope has been able to make a call into space.

The plan is for the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Italian Space Agency (ASI) to call the space station, and the Pope would talk to his followers during the ESA time slot.

Nothing is set in stone yet as many things can change between now and May 4th. 

But if the stars line up correctly, Pope Benedict XVI would be speaking to two Italian astronauts - one of which has been on the space station since December, and the other will be flying up on April 29th if the NASA launch of the Endeavor space shuttle goes as planned.

It is incredible that technology has come so far that astronauts can keep in line with their faith so far from home. 

Easter will be coming to them this year, albeit a little late. 

To receive a personal call from the Pope himself is an amazing honor, no matter what religion you practice.