Out of This World!
By Andy Mabbett (
The latest GLAM to collaborate with the Wikimedia movement is The International Space Station!
More specifically, it's the team at the European Space Agency's European Astronaut Centre, whose astronaut, Paolo Nespoli, made two recordings of his voice (one in English, the other in his native Italian) to go on the Wikipedia articles about him, as part of the "Voice Intro Project" (#WikIVIP), while in orbit on the ISS. This is the first content made specifically for our projects, in space.
You can read more about this on the WMF blog, in: Close encounters of the Wikipedia kind.
Fellow Wikimedians have already translated the blog post, the file descriptions on Wikimedia Commons, and the closed-caption subtitles of the audio files, into several languages. Please do so in yours, too - and upload your recordings of other people who have Wikipedia biographies!
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