Tim Peake: astronaut dials the wrong number

Astronaut Tim Peake has tweeted a light-hearted apology after dialling a wrong number from space and saying to a woman on the other end of the line: “Hello, is this planet Earth?”

The Briish astronaut said on Twitter it was not intended to be a “prank call”.

Tim Peake astronaut

Tim Peake astronaut

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!” he tweeted.

Peake a father-of-two from Chichester, West Sussex, arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) on Tuesday 15 December.

He is spending six months conducting scientific experiments on the station.

Tim Peake astronaut

Tim Peake astronaut