Crew Dragon team prank people on the phone

American astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken said that they spent five hours trying to prank people on a satellite phone. For example, they ordered pizza on the SpaceX ship, which was supposed to pull their capsule out of the ocean.

Crew Dragon members Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken said they had a satellite phone with which they called people whose numbers they knew by heart and tried to prank them. They spoke about this at a press conference the day after their arrival on Earth. The astronauts spent two months on the ISS.

The researchers did not go into detail about the content of their conversations, but gave one example – they tried to order pizza delivery on GO Navigator, SpaceX’s rescue ship that fished astronauts out of the water.

“We rocked the spaceship for five hours and tried to prank anyone who came into our heads using a satellite phone. It was fun, by the way. I hope that the phone bills will be sent not to us, but to Elon Musk”.

NASA astronaut Douglas Hurley

NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken returned to Earth after a two-month stay at the International Space Station (ISS). SpaceX’s capsule splashed down off the coast of the Florida Bay. It happened on August 2, at 21:45 Moscow time, as the researchers planned.

Earlier, SpaceX launched the first spacecraft with astronauts to the ISS. The launch was recognized as successful, it will allow the United States to send its missions without the help of Roscosmos. SpaceX is now the first privately held company to fly manned. The launch was successful the second time – on May 27, SpaceX postponed the flight due to bad weather.