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Pope Francis Makes Phone Call to Outer Space 2017-10-2782539

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Pope Francis is making his first telephone call above the earth -- and into space.
教皇方济各首次在地球上与太空通话。
On Thursday, the pope called the International Space Station.Six astronauts are currently working there -- three Americans, two Russians and one Italian.
本周四,教皇方济各拨通了国际空间站的电话。目前有6名宇航员在那工作,其中包括3名美国人,2名俄罗斯人和1名意大利人。
Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli was aboard the space station for the first-ever papal call, made in 2011 by Pope Benedict.He returned to space in July.As he did in 2011, he acted as a translator Thursday during his second papal call.
意大利宇航员保罗·内斯伯里2011年在国际空间站接到了教皇本笃十六世打来的电话,这次通话是有史以来首次“教宗来电”。今年七月份,他又回到了国际空间站。本周四,他在第二通“教宗来电”中担任了跟2011年一样的工作,充当翻译。”
Francis asked Nespoli and the five other astronauts many questions.Some were simple, such as ‘why did you choose to become an astronaut?’Other questions were much deeper and more complex.
方济各询问了内斯伯里和其他五名宇航员很多问题。有些问题很简单,比如“你为什么选择成为宇航员?”有些问题就要深刻和复杂得多了。
Russian astronaut Sergey Ryazanskiy told Francis that his grandfather,a Soviet engineer who helped build Sputnik, had inspired him.
俄罗斯宇航员谢尔盖·梁赞斯基告诉教皇方济各,他的父亲是一名苏联工程师,曾帮助建造了斯普特尼克(即世界上第一颗人造卫星),这激励了他。
Some of the responses he received from the Russian astronauts marked a small step in improving the Vatican’s relations with Orthodox Russia.Francis has worked hard to improve the relationship.Last year, he became the first pope in 1,000 years to meet with the Russian Orthodox patriarch.
教皇从俄罗斯宇航员得到答复,标志着梵蒂冈和俄罗斯东正教在改善关系上又迈进了一小步。教皇方济各一直努力改善两方关系。去年,他成为了近1000年来第一位会见俄罗斯东正教牧首的教皇。
The other Russian aboard the International Space Station is Alexander Misurkin.He responded to Francis’s question about how the astronauts understood the Italian poet Dante’s line that love is the force that moves the universe.
国际空间站上的另一位俄罗斯宇航员是亚历山大·米苏尔金。他回答了教皇方济各关于宇航员如何理解意大利诗人但丁的那句“爱是推动宇宙的力量”这个问题。
Misurkin told the pope that he had been reading Antoine de St. Exupery’s “The Little Prince” while in space.He explained that the young prince’s understanding of love affected him.
米苏尔金回答道,他在空间站的时候一直有阅读安东尼·圣·埃克苏佩里所写的《小王子》。他解释说小王子对爱的理解影响了他。
“Love is the force that gives you strength to give your life for someone else,” he told the pope.
他告诉教皇:“爱赋予你力量,让你甘愿为他人奉献。”
Francis responded by saying “It’s clear that you have understood the message that St. Exupery so poetically explained,and that you Russians have in your blood, in your humanistic and religious tradition.”
教皇方济各回应说:“显然你已经明白了圣·埃克苏佩里诗意地解释出的信息,这些已经融入到了你们俄罗斯人的血液、人文和宗教传统之中。”
Pope Francis considered a career as a chemist before becoming a priest.He has often expressed his concern for the environment and care for what he calls “our common home.”
教皇方济各在成为牧师之前想成为一名化学家。他经常对环境表示忧心,并且很关心他所谓的“我们共同的家园”。
Space station commander Randy Bresnik, an American,told Francis that what he enjoyed most about being in space was seeing “God’s creation maybe a little bit from his perspective.”
国际空间站站长兰迪·布雷斯尼克告诉教皇,他在太空中最喜欢的就是看到“从他的角度来看,上帝创造的万物十分渺小,微不足道。”
Bresnik, a U.S. Marine, flew combat missions during the Iraq war.He told Francis that in space there are “no borders, there is no conflict, it’s just peaceful.”
布雷斯尼克在伊拉克战争期间作为美国海军陆战队队员执行过飞行作战任务。他对教皇方济各表示,太空中“没有边境,没有冲突,只有和平。”
Nespoli thanked the pope for his deep questions.He said that most of the crew’s days are spent performing highly technical and mechanical tasks.
内斯伯里感谢教皇方济各提出的深刻问题。他说,国际空间站上的成员大部分时间都花在执行高科技和机械性任务上。
“You brought us higher up,” he said.“You took us away from the daily mechanics of things and made us think about things that are bigger than us.”
他说:“您提高了我们的层次,把我们从日常机械事务中拉出来,让我们思考一些更为重要的问题。”
Since his launch in July, Nespoli has published beautiful photos of Italy from space on his Twitter page;one of his recent pictures shows the Alps from 400 kilometers above the Earth.
自从7月份进入太空以来,内斯伯里在推特上发布了很多意大利的美丽图片。他最近发布的一幅照片展示了从地面400公里处看到的阿尔卑斯山。
Francis is known for making out-of-the-blue -- or unexpected -- phone calls.But Thursday’s call had been planned for a long time.The European Space Agency made the arrangements, with NASA’s technical support.
教皇方济各以拨打让人意想不到的电话而闻名。但是周四的电话已经计划了很长时间。欧洲宇航局在美国宇航局的技术支持下做出了这次安排。
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