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This Is Major Tom To Ground Control – Even Astronauts Dial Wrong Numbers

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.

Everyone has picked up the phone to find a flustered mis-dialer on the line, but it’s not every day that that wrong number was punched in from space. British astronaut Tim Peake took to Twitter on Thursday to apologize for what could pass for the most prominent telephone misfire of all time, reports CNN.

 

“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. Peake arrived on the International Space Station on Dec. 15, and he’s got some time to hone his dialing skills—he’ll be there for six months, notes Sky News.

Peake is a British astronaut who arrived at the International Space Station on December 15. He is spending six months there, conducting scientific experiments.

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.

 

This Is Major Tom To Ground Control – Even Astronauts Dial Wrong Numbers

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