A Man Spoke to Astronauts in the International Space Station from his Backyard
Here’s a great excuse for bad phone reception — being in outer space. This, at least, was the reasoning some astronauts could have given to Adrian Lane, a 52-year-old radio operator who managed to call the International Space Station and speak with a few astronauts flying miles and miles above him.
After learning that the path of the ISS would intersect with his home on Earth, Lane apparently spent weeks planning the perfect moment to make his move and call up outer space, and much to his (and everyone’s) delight, he succeeded in speaking to the astronauts aboard the craft for a solid 50 seconds. Details