What would happen if someone make a call from International Space station?perhaps, there is little wonder since, astronauts often make calls to NASA.This is a different situation,where an astronaut made a to another number other than NASA.
A Dutch astronaut André Kuipers recently did that and a security alert sparked at NASA’s Houston base.In a new radio interview with Dutch public broadcaster Nederlandse Omroep Stichting, Netherlands astronaut André Kuipers recalled how he accidentally ended up calling American emergency services while on board the International Space Station (ISS).
His call made an emergency bell at NASA’s Johnson Space center in Houston and the security team scrambled to the room through which his call had connected.
The guards at the base in Texas could find nothing wrong and Kuipers later received an email asking, ‘did you call 911?
‘If you’re in space, it’s like you’re making a call via Houston, first you dial the 9 for an outside line, and then 011 for an international line,’ Kuipers told the public broadcaster NOS.His mistake to dial 0 gave the things another dimension.