It turns out that to Earth easily enough.
Dutch astronaut Andre Kuipers accidentally called American 911 from space.
According to Kuipers, he tried to dial the number of the flight Center of NASA in Houston, but accidentally missed one important figure.
The Dutchman explained that for a call to the mission control center, astronaut in orbit must first dial 9 to connect with outside line, then 011 to get international. But, of course, in microgravity, the process is not as easy as somewhere behind a Desk on Earth.
“I made a mistake and the next day I received an email: “have You called 911?” he said.
Just Kuipers made two flights into space and spent 203 days. He said that it is easy enough to contact Earth from orbit and suggested that the astronauts in 70 percent of cases fall on the ground phones.
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