Inside that beautiful spacesuit is me, Giuseppe Colombo, but my friends called me Bepi, how much I would have liked to have gone into space, it would have been a dream come true!
However, I had many alternative adventures, during the Second World War I fought on the frontlines and for my merits I received a medal of military worth. The study of mathematics, physics, and engineering allowed me to discover many motions of the planet mercury, including its rotational and revolutionary movements.
In 1973, thanks to these studies, they managed to send the Mariner 10 probe that flew three times over Mercury and enter its orbit. Together with other scholars I also designed a tether, jokingly called “a satellite on a leas“. It was a satellite designed to be tied to another satellite via a cable called a tether. Okay, I didn’t go to space, but when NASA awarded me a gold medal, it was so great that I felt like I had touched the sky with my own hands! They also named an asteroid after me so, after all, something of me in remains in space!
In the drawing there are objects that have nothing to do with me, space, or Mercury. Can you find them? Here’s a hint: on windy days the small blades turn just like those of a mill