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British astronaut dials wrong number on Christmas call from space

The first British astronaut on the International Space Station, dialed a wrong number after trying to phone home for Christmas

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Tim Peake, the first British astronaut on the International Space Station, dialed a wrong number after trying to phone home for Christmas, asking a woman “Is this planet Earth?”

“I’d like to apologies to the lady I just called by mistake saying ‘Hello, is this planet Earth?’ - not a prank call...just a wrong number!” he tweeted late on Thursday.

Peake, 43, became the first British astronaut to travel to the space station after blasting off from the Moscow-operated Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan earlier this month for a six-month mission.