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British astronaut dials wrong number on Xmas call from space

By AFP   |   25 December 2015   |   10:29 am  
Astraunat. image source getyourcareeringear

Astraunat. image source getyourcareeringear

Tim Peake, the first British astronaut on the International Space Station, dialled a wrong number after trying to phone home for Christmas, asking a woman “Is this planet Earth?”

“I’d like to apologise to the lady I just called by mistake saying ‘Hello, is this planet Earth?’ – not a prank call…just a wrong number!” he tweeted late on Thursday.

Peake, 43, became the first British astronaut to travel to the space station after blasting off from the Moscow-operated Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan earlier this month for a six-month mission.



  • amador kester

    He might have dialled venus by mistake. Reminds me of the nice old music number titled night flight to venus by bonney m

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