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Astronaut Major Tim Peake sorry for space phone call

By Staff Reporter

Published 26/12/2015

Wrong number: Major Tim Peake
Wrong number: Major Tim Peake

British astronaut Major Tim Peake has apologised for dialling a wrong number and saying: "Hello, is this planet Earth?"

On board the International Space Station, Major Peake insisted that he was not playing a joke on the woman he rang by accident. He tweeted: "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."

It's not the first phone call from space he's made that hasn't worked out.

Last week he rang his parents at home but they were out and he was forced to leave a message on their answering machine. His father has vowed to keep the recording forever.

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