Regular contact with space station lost
The International Space Station as photographed from the space shuttle Atlantis in 2011.
February 19th, 2013
11:43 AM ET

Regular contact with space station lost

NASA has lost regular communications with the International Space Station, a NASA official confirmed Tuesday.

The space agency says it is currently only able to communicate every 90 minutes when the facility passes over ground stations in Russia.

The station, which is carrying one American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts, does not appear to be in danger, NASA spokesman Josh Byerly said.

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  1. bobcat (in a hat)©

    DANGER WILL ROBINSON--DANGER DANGER

    February 19, 2013 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Keksi

      Alien invasion is imminent.

      February 19, 2013 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  2. ytman

    Oh... this is bad.

    February 19, 2013 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  3. Mad Doc

    budget cuts! that explains!

    February 19, 2013 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  4. Eric

    They must reconfigure the phaser array!

    February 19, 2013 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  5. John

    Actually, the astronauts put NASA's number on call-blocking because it's listed as a private number.

    February 19, 2013 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  6. Ground Control

    Can you hear me Major Tom?

    February 19, 2013 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  7. Darthvader

    My new Death Star! Losers.

    February 19, 2013 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  8. Zwei Stein

    Just pay the damn phone bill. Christ almighty ... how many times do I gotta tell you that!

    February 19, 2013 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  9. Calcommuter

    Now if they had Verizon instead of AT&T for their cell service, this wouldnt be a problem!

    February 19, 2013 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Zwei Stein

      Yeah...they have those cell towers disguised as palm trees here. Maybe like asteroids there.

      February 19, 2013 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  10. MaGicBush

    The cylons are here!

    February 19, 2013 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  11. Jon

    Just use text messaging, duh.

    February 19, 2013 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  12. Kevin

    Oh dear. Good luck up there, guys. Hope this gets cleared up soon.

    February 19, 2013 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  13. OverlordXenu

    Isn't this how every alien invasion movie ever starts?

    February 19, 2013 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  14. BytraWatches

    Our tax dollars hard at work. Pity that even NASA has now become a typical inefficient government agency under this administration. The destruction of the US moves forward nicely and the sheeple are placated by the fact that they can continue to watch their shows at night. When will this country wake up and realize that the government has grown too big and is wasting our hard earned tax dollars hand over fist for what? Nothing it seems like since not even NASA can be a symbol of pride anymore.

    February 19, 2013 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  15. Capt Serious

    This is not something to take lightly. If we can't talk with them, how will we know when they run out of Tang?

    February 19, 2013 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
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