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Pope to call space station in papal first

The pope is expected to speak with the Italian astronauts, Colonel Roberto Vittori, who is carrying a silver medal that was a gift from the pope, as well as Paolo Nespoli, who is an engineer and resident of the space station. The pope will also salute the rest of the space crew, which is made up of American and Russian astronauts. AE-JM-BN