British astronaut dials wrong number from space

Earth to astronaut Tim Peake: Check the phone number before you dial. Otherwise the person you reach is likely to think you're some kind of nut case.
Peake is a British astronaut who arrived at the International Space Station on December 15. He is spending six months there, conducting scientific experiments.

Britain's astronaut Tim Peake smiles as he walks to board the Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome, prior to blasting off to the International Space Station (ISS), on December 15, 2015. Photo: AFP

Recently, he phoned home -- as in Earth -- but got the number wrong, reports CNN.
"Hello, is this planet Earth?" Peake asked.
When he realized he'd misdialed, Peake tweeted his regret.
"I'd like to apologize to the lady I just called by mistake saying 'Hello, is this planet Earth?' - not a prank call...just a wrong number!" he tweeted.
So, one presumes, somewhere down here on Earth there is a woman who is either very annoyed or surprised beyond belief. So, ma'am, if you're reading this, the call really was from space -- and not just a joke by some space cadet.


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