Astronaut Andre Kuipers was trying to make a call while on a space mission in the International Space Station and missed a number, accidentally dialing 911, prompting a security team to the room where the call was made.
André Kuipers told the Netherlands' public broadcaster Nederlandse Omroep Stichting that he called U.S. emergency services after dialling the wrong number while trying to contact NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.
The 911 call apparently triggered an emergency situation at the Center, with technicians checking the line that connected the ISS and Earth.
We're not sure which sounds more entertaining-prank calling Earthlings from a space station or telling your friends you picked up your phone and heard an astronaut yell "Wassap?!".
Astronauts are able to place calls from the ISS, but to get an outside line, they must first dial 9.
Kuipers missed that zero and called 911 instead of 9011.
"The next day I received an email message: 'Did you call 911?'"". André Kuipers described the experience while speaking on a radio program about his missions and communications between the Earth, satellites and astronauts orbiting the planet, according to the country's public broadcaster Nederlandse Omroep Stichting.
Kuipers said he felt a little let down that no one came to space to help.
"Sometimes people would hang up because they thought I did not say anything, so later on I started to talk as soon as I had dialed the last number", he recalled. He'd actually just dialed the wrong number.