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Elton John and astronaut Tim Peake swap tweets 'from one Rocket Man to another'

Tim Peake made history this week as the first British astronaut to join the International Space Station, and he got one heck of a sendoff during his Tuesday launch.

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British hit maker Elton John took to Twitter to wish his fellow "Rocket Man" a good journey.

But John didn't get a prompt reply from Peake. At the time, the astronaut was a little busy traveling through space.

Valid excuse and excellent lyric use — all in one!

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Now some on Twitter want to see another rocker get involved in the social media fun, if only for a little "Major Tim" banter.

#SpaceRocks, indeed!

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