ASTRONAUT Tim Peake’s friend has struggled to match his weekend news during a call to the International Space Station.
Peake’s best friend Julian Cook phoned the space station to see what he had been up to lately.
Cook said: “Apparently he’s been floating in the vastness of space, repairing a damaged power unit while 250 miles above the earth. But then the other astronaut’s helmet filled with water, leaving them in a desperate race against time to get back to the airlock.
“I said that I went to see The Revenant on Saturday at the new cinema in Bristol. He was like ‘oh, was it good?’.
“I said it was very gripping and that we went for an Italian after, but the service was a bit slow. To be honest though I felt like he wasn’t that interested.”
Cook added: “These days you can’t get through a conversation with Tim without him banging on about space. He’s a good guy but very wrapped up in his job.
“Walking in space sounds impressive but really it’s just like wandering around at night while dressed as a giant frog. I don’t even think they’ve got proper telly up there, they just watch DVDs, so it’s probably quite boring.”