Three Chinese astronauts onboard the Shenzhou-12 spaceship salute after entering the Tianhe space station core module on June 17, 2021. Photo: EPA-EFE
Three Chinese astronauts onboard the Shenzhou-12 spaceship salute after entering the Tianhe space station core module on June 17, 2021. Photo: EPA-EFE
Sian Powell
Opinion

Opinion

Sian Powell

Free international calls via the internet and live video links to space are a far cry from what we used to tolerate phoning other countries

  • Once upon a time, the cost of an international telephone call could cut short even the most emotional conversation
  • Cheeky callers devised ways of scamming the system, giving names to operators that were really coded messages

Three Chinese astronauts onboard the Shenzhou-12 spaceship salute after entering the Tianhe space station core module on June 17, 2021. Photo: EPA-EFE
Three Chinese astronauts onboard the Shenzhou-12 spaceship salute after entering the Tianhe space station core module on June 17, 2021. Photo: EPA-EFE
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