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Christmas In Space: Astronaut Tweets Around-The-World in 39 Seconds Video, Another Dials Wrong Number

  • by: Alan Duke
  • (Fri, 25 Dec 2015 22:13:05 Z)

International Space Station crew members may be out of this world, but they're still busy with earthly social media.

Space Station Command Scott Kelly shared this video of "a single orbit #MerryChristmas around the world from @space_station." The around-the-world in 39 seconds video is well-worth the time.

Early, British astronaut Tim Peake tweeted an apology to a woman who received his accidental call from orbit on Christmas Even. Seems Peake dials a wrong number. "I'd like to apologise to the lady I just called by mistake saying 'Hello, is this planet Earth?' - not a prank call...just a wrong number!"

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Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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