Astronaut Thirsk has space chat with Jean Beliveau
Published Monday, September 14, 2009 3:02PM EDT
LONGUEUIL - Montreal Canadiens legend Jean Beliveau says his space chat today with Bob Thirsk was special -- even if the astronaut is a Boston Bruins fan.
Beliveau was at the Canadian Space Agency near Montreal and hooked up with the Canadian astronaut who is in the fourth month of his six-month stay aboard the International Space Station.
Beliveau is Thirsk's idol and the 56-year-old astronaut even has a photo of the former Habs superstar with him in space.
With the hockey rivalry in mind, Beliveau invited Thirsk to a Boston-Montreal hockey game after the astronaut returns to Earth.
Thirsk is due to touch down Nov. 23.