• Question: Can you phone your friends in space?

    Asked by Cristina to Andrea, Charlie 🚀, Col Op, Kirsty, Vinita on 14 Jun 2016. This question was also asked by 893tch48, 628tch48, ._..
    • Photo: Charles Laing

      Charles Laing answered on 14 Jun 2016:

      Hi Cristina,

      Yes, it is possible to phone friends from space and also use facebook and twitter!

      Astronauts use a basic internet connection in their free time 😀

      Charlie 😀🚀

    • Photo: Andrea Boyd

      Andrea Boyd answered on 14 Jun 2016:

      Astronauts in space can phone us on any normal phone (IP phone, like calling someone from skype) but we can’t call them with a number. We can email or contact astronauts on space to ground channels in mission control and ask them to call us. Tim calls often on the phone and all crew also have a private videoconference with their family every Sunday.

    • Photo: Columbus Operations

      Columbus Operations answered on 23 Jun 2016:

      He actually called us on Christmas on console! 🙂