vendredi 25 décembre 2015

An astronaut erroneously called by phone a granny on Earth











ISS - Expedition 46 Mission patch.

December 25, 2015

Astronaut Tim Peake, in six-month mission in space, misadventures with phone calls to the Earth.

British astronaut Tim Peake The currently aboard the International Space Station (ISS), apologized Friday from a lady he called in error (wrong number) from space by asking "Hello, is this planet Earth?".

Tim Peake twit screen capture

"It was not a hoax, just a wrong number," he said on Twitter. "I would like to apologize to the lady that I just called by mistake by asking "Hello, is this planet Earth?", he added.

Tim Peake twit screen capture

This is not the first time that "Major Tim", who joined the ISS on December 15 for a six-month mission, misadventures with phone calls to the Earth. On Monday, he told how the phone rang in the void when he tried to reach his parents Nigel and Angela. He left them a message on their answering machine.

A first for Columbia

Astronaut Tim Peake

Tim Peake, 43, is subject to maximum attention in the UK where the media report his every move in space. I must say it is the first Briton to travel to the ISS and only the second in the space after Helen Sharman in 1991.

He took off on December 15 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, along with American Tim Kopra and the Russian Yuri Malenchenko captain. The three men had to manually dock to the ISS because of a technical problem.

Related links:

Astronaut Tim Peake on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Astro_TimPeake

Principia mission: http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Human_Spaceflight/Principia

Principia in UK: https://principia.org.uk/

NASA One-year mission: http://www.nasa.gov/content/one-year-crew

To learn more about the International Space Station, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/station

Images, Text, Credits: ESA/Tim Peake/Wikipedia/Twitter/NXP/AFP/Translation & screen captures: Orbiter.ch Aerospace/Roland Berga.

Season's Greetings, Orbiter.ch

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