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.