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 nutcase.
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 misdialed, Peake tweeted his regret.
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!
— Tim Peake (@astro_timpeake) December 24, 2015
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 cadet.