Among the curiosities of space and draws the first place rightfully belongs to joke Owen Garriott. The site tells about a funny case, "Skylab" .In 1973 he was a member of the crew of the US space station "Skylab". The drawing, which he had built at the Mission Control Center officer Robert Krippenom worthy forever to enter the annals of space exploration.
With a space Garriott took the recorder, to which his wife talked a few pre-entry. When one day the operator Robert Crippen made contact with the orbital station, Garriott was waiting at the transmitter with a voice recorder in hand. Between the station and control center the following dialogue took place:
- "Skylab", is Houston's answer.
- Hello, Houston - cheerful female voice replied stantsiya.- This "Skylab».
Earth after a moment's hesitation, asked:
- Who says?
- Hi, Bob, - I replied stantsiya.- This is Helen, the wife of Owen.
Bob few seconds digesting answer, then barely squeezed:
- What are you doing?
- I've decided to bring the children to eat. All fresh, - calmed his voice from orbit.
The control center was silent for a minute, and then shut down. Apparently, the liaison officer lost his nerve.