‘Hello, is this planet Earth?’ – Astronaut on space station apologizes for calling wrong number

Posted at 3:00 PM, Dec 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-25 17:24:07-05

British astronaut and test pilot Tim Peake, who is currently aboard the International Space Station, has apologized for calling the wrong number.

“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!,” Peake wrote in a post on Twitter.

Another tweet from Peake said Santa Claus made it to the ISS, showing a picture of a Santa hat and a red stocking.

Peake arrived at the ISS on December 15 and he is scheduled to stay there for six months.