Out of This World!
By Andy Mabbett (
Screenshot of Paolo Nespoli's English-Wikipedia infobox including his Voice Intro Project audio file. Nespoli made his recording in November 2017, on board the International Space Station!
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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