Friday, January 4, 2019

Space DOOM! Astronaut Sparks Panic After Accidentally Dialing 911 From Space...WHAT?

ASTRONAUT ACCIDENTALLY CALLS 911 FROM SPACE 

A Dutch astronaut has described how he accidentally contacted American emergency services on 911 while in orbit above the Earth. Andr√© Kuipers described the experience while speaking on a radio program about his missions and communications between the Earth, satellites and astronauts orbiting the planet, according to the country’s public broadcaster Nederlandse Omroep Stichting. Kuipers explained that while trying to contact NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, he missed an all-important number and accidentally called the U.S. emergency services. The 60-year-old said that to reach the center in Houston, orbiting astronauts have to dial 9 for an outside line, followed by 011 for an international line. But of course, doing so while floating around in space is trickier than from a desk on Earth. “I made a mistake, and the next day I received an email message: did you call 911?” Source

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