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'Is This Planet Earth?': Astronaut Aboard The ISS Dials Wrong Number

British astronaut Tim Peake had a hard time assuring the person he called on Earth that it wasn't a prank.

By Ryan Biek | December 25, 2015

"Hello. Is this planet Earth?" asked astronaut Tim Peake.

That's what British astronaut Tim Peake said after dialing the wrong number — from space. (Video via NASA)

He wanted to assure the recipient it wasn't a prank call.

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Just a mistake that could happen to anyone 250 miles from Earth. (Video via NASA)

Peake arrived at his new home on the International Space Station in early December. (Video via BBC)

He'll have about five more months to figure out the right number. (Video via NASA)

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