Tuesday , July 27 2021

Wrong results in 911 Call … from outer space



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The Dutch astronaut is accidentally called 911 from the International Space Station, Newsweek reports. Speaking at the Dutch public broadcaster, Andre Kuipers told the incident: "You first dial 9 for an outer line, then 011 for an international line," he said. "I made a mistake." When he realized that error, he hung up. But back to the control of the Earth's mission in Houston, the precise – intermittent call resulted in NASA security sent to the room where calls from the space station were traveled in.

"The next day," Kuupers recalls, "I received an email: Did you call 911?" Astronauts at the space station have been able to make calls from outer space for more than a decade using Speech via an Internet protocol, Wayne Hayle tells the NPR: "Many people have received calls from outer space." And Kuypers is not the first astronaut to make a mistake. A few years ago, British astronaut Tim Peak issued Twitter apology after dialing the wrong number. As for Kuypers' call "911", I was a bit disappointed [first responders] have not come. "(Read more about the stories of the International Space Station.)


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