Oops! Astronaut Phones Wrong Number From Space

UK astronaut Tim Peake boards the Soyuz spacecraft. (Photo courtesy of CNN)

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.

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