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

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By Ree Hines

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.

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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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