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Astronaut phones home from space… usually to get voicemail

British wanderer Tim Peake left an answer phone summary for his parents. Photo / Getty Images
British wanderer Tim Peake left an answer phone summary for his parents. Photo / Getty Images

Tim Peake, a British astronaut, was forced to leave an answer phone summary for his relatives after job them from a International Space Station to find that they had “popped out”.

Nigel and Angela Peake, who trafficked to Kazakhstan to see a rocket launch final week, pronounced they had left out for an hour to revisit their daughter when Major Tim motionless to “phone home” from space.

He was forced to leave a summary on their answer phone instead.

His father, Nigel, 74, of Westbourne, West Sussex, told ITV News: “It was utterly surreal. We’d popped out for about an hour to see a daughter who lives nearby, came home to an answer phone message, ‘Hello, this is your son from a International Space Station’.

“We’re out when he calls! That summary is going to stay there in perpetuity, we can assure you.”

Mr Peake also pronounced that they will have a card cut-out of their son during a Christmas list after this week, that they have named “Flat Tim”.

“He will be with us around a Christmas gratifying list as a hulk card cut-out that a people in a encampment really pleasantly done for a jubilee celebration they had on launch day,” pronounced Mr Peake. “We’ve now borrowed him so he’s hire in a dilemma of a room so he’ll be here with us when we carve a turkey.”

Major Peake, 43, a former Army Air Corps officer and helicopter exam pilot, spent many of a day assisting dual of his crewmates to embark on a space walk.

US Nasa astronauts Tim Kopra and Scott Kelly left a space hire to giveaway a tangled robotic trolley to concede a supply boat to wharf after this week.

Major Peake is a initial Briton aboard a space station, and a initial entirely British veteran wanderer employed by a space agency.

- Daily Telegraph UK

Article source: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11564753

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