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.
Recently, he phoned home — as in Earth — but got the number wrong.
“Hello, is this planet Earth?” Peake asked.
When he realized he’d miscalled, 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.