Hilarity ensued after British astronaut Tim Peak dialed the wrong number from space: “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 a wrong number!” the apologetic astronaut tweeted shortly after the incident.
Peak, who arrived at the International Space Station on December 15, had been trying to contact his family from his intergalactic residence where he will be conducting scientific experiments for the next six months. Peak, 43, is a father of two heralding from Chichester, West Sussex. A former major in the British army, Peak is the first Briton to join the crew of the International Space Station. He is currently employed by the European Space Agency.
Somewhere out there, there is a woman who’s likely incredibly confused and potentially annoyed. Or perhaps she already knows and is actually quite surprised. Either way, this should be taken as a lighthearted reminder to always check the number you are calling before saying something silly.