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SMS to ISS: Russians to send greetings to space crew on Cosmonauts Day

Published time: April 10, 2014 16:36
This still image from NASA TV shows Expedition 39, now a six-member crew, talking to family and mission officials moments after entering the International Space Station for the first time on March 27, 2014. (AFP Photo / NASA TV)

This still image from NASA TV shows Expedition 39, now a six-member crew, talking to family and mission officials moments after entering the International Space Station for the first time on March 27, 2014. (AFP Photo / NASA TV)

Russian citizen will get the chance to send text messages to the International Space Station as part of a unique action launched by the country’s space agency to coincide with Cosmonauts Day on April 12.

Roskosmos agency together with state nuclear power corporation Rosatom and one of the country’s leading cell phone operators, Beeline, have announced a project called ‘SMS to ISS.’

The mass texting will take place April 12, when any Beeline user can send a free-of-charge message with greetings to the cosmonauts by texting 1204. Unfortunately, users of other cell phone providers will not be able to congratulate the space crew on the holiday.

Throughout the day, the most interesting messages will also be published on the project’s official twitter page, @SMSnaMKS,” Roskosmos press-service said, as cited by Interfax.

The most original and “warm” texts will then be read out to the ISS crew during the video call session.

On April 12, 1961, legendary cosmonaut Yury Gagarin blasted into orbit aboard Soviet rocket Vostok One, becoming the first human to fly into space.

Comments (3)

 

George Rizk 11.04.2014 15:12

Russia should refuse to let the American astronauts ride on their vehicle to the space station. Let them call a cab? And, if they cannot find a way to get there , good!

After eating humble pie, may be they will be allowed! Take that neocon press, and policy makers! Or, let Israel give the American ride to the space station!

 

Graeme Taylor 11.04.2014 04:04

That's...
Actually really cool =D

 

Antonio Oscar 10.04.2014 20:01


I wish everyone on the planet could get along and help one another into the discoveries in the above cosmos: the main problem has been the Jews banks, like Rothschild’s so much greed by instigate more wars. If Europe joined Russia in any ways: inclusive into the discoveries through other planets, even so could get some help from creatures from another planet. I know the Earth not very well to stay the same way for very long time: may survive for a few more years, but at any moment we knowing more problems to do with sink holes with craters much bigger.

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