At Christmas, a phone call caused confusion. And kids imagine, the call came from outer space.
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Wrong Number Dialed
A call at Christmas has caused a bit of confusion. And it came like this. At the moment, astronaut Tim Peake is living in space on the Space Station ISS. Now on Christmas, this Tim Peake wanted to call someone on Earth. As it looks, however, he misdialed and called the wrong number. He ended up with a woman and said, “Hello, is this planet Earth?” The woman was so confused that she just hung up on him again.
Now the astronaut has apologized to the woman. On the Internet, he wrote that he wanted to apologize to the woman he had called by mistake. He didn’t want to deceive anyone or even take the mickey. I simply dialed the wrong number.
However, the astronaut from Great Britain did not say who he really wanted to call…
Explanation Of The Difficult Words
The Space Station ISS is a large scientific laboratory in space, orbiting the Earth at an altitude of 400 kilometers at a speed of 28,000 kilometers per hour. Five minutes after it passes over Madrid, Spain, it can be seen 2300 kilometers away over Berlin! Europe, Japan, Russia, the United States, and Canada are working together on this project. They started building the space station in 1998 and are still building today because it takes a long time to build!
When the ISS is finished, it will be 100 meters long and 80 meters wide, the same size as a soccer field.