By Daniel White
December 25, 2015

British astronaut Tim Peake apologized on Christmas Eve after dialing a wrong number from aboard the International Space Station.

Peake, who boarded the space station less than two weeks ago, wrote on Twitter late Thursday night saying that he had been trying to call his family. “Hello, is this planet Earth?” he asked the woman who answered the phone.

This is not the astronaut’s first phone trouble in space, reports the Daily Telegraph. Peake, 43, tried to call his family on Monday, but had to leave a message—as they weren’t home.

Peake arrived at the space station Dec. 15 along with American Tim Kopra and Russian Yuri Malenchenko. He is the first Englishman to board the space station, according to USA Today.

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