Daughter asks astronaut Dad for an iPhone, while he’s in space

Mon, Oct 11, 2010


CNET reports:

An upgraded Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying two cosmonauts and a veteran shuttle commander docked with the International Space Station Saturday evening after a two-day orbital chase, boosting the lab’s crew back to six. Astronaut Scott Kelly’s teenage daughter, Samantha, celebrating her birthday in Moscow, promptly asked her dad for an iPhone, “so I can keep up with your trip.”

“I’m sorry, I didn’t hear that,” Kelly replied from orbit during a call from the Russian mission control center.

“Pleeeaaassseee?” his daughter pleaded.

Kelly did not reply as U.S. and Russian space officials laughed.

I’m guessing that’s not the response she was looking for.


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