Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Habs Legend Béliveau Reaches Out To Space

Canadian astronaut Robert Thirsk tests his space suit at the Baikonur cosmodrome, in Kazakhstan on May 27, 2009. The Russian Soyuz TMA-15 rocket is set to blast off to the International Space Station. DMITRY KOSTYUKOV/AFP/Getty Images

From The Montreal Gazette:

MONTREAL – Canadiens icon Jean Béliveau said Monday he hopes to host a Boston Bruins fan later this season at a Habs home game – Canadian astronaut Dr. Robert Thirsk.

Thirsk, in his 111th day in orbit working on the International Space Station, had a brief chat with his childhood hockey hero via ground link to the Canadian Space Agency in Longueuil.

Thirsk recalled that he used to watch Béliveau on black and white television.

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My Comment: I am sure Jean Beliveau must have loved receiving that phone call.

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