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Old 01-05-2019, 12:39 AM
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Hello 911, I have a ISS emergency...

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But that pesky, extra digit tripped up Dutch astronaut André Kuipers, when he accidentally called 911 from the International Space Station.

The astronaut was trying to dial an international number, he told Dutch public broadcaster Nederlandse Omroep Stichting, when he erred. Floating inside the space station, he made a mistake many people make in regular gravity — he missed a number.
Had the call gone through I would have loved to hear that conversation.

"I'm sorry, you're calling from where? Look, its a crime to punk 911 so where are you calling from. We can trace the call mister. OH wow, you really are on the space station."
https://www.npr.org/2019/01/04/682247286/how-to-dial-911-from-space

I am somewhat surprised that they used VoIP for communication. I figured it would be some fancy tech being used.
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Old 01-05-2019, 08:09 PM
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....About time we got some light hearted news.....
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