POTUS made a long distance call to the crew aboard the space shuttle Atlantis yesterday. The astronauts were sent to repair the Hubble Space Telescope. Noting that 2 of the crew members were from Illinois, Obama asked them to check on his Chicago home to see if the grass was being mowed. Listen here for the actual call!
The phone bill at the White House must be something else, as this was POTUS’ second call to space. In March, POTUS invited DC school children to the White House to speak with astronauts aboard the shuttle Discovery and International Space Station: