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. Civitas

    For the Millionth time, we do not deliver Pizza to space stations. Thats it. We're hanging up on them permanently.

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

      News flash .. There are zero Americans on the ISS. One Canadian and 2 Russians.

      February 19, 2013 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  2. LURKER

    lowest bidder again

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

      made in china

      February 19, 2013 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Joe

    Not trying to be sarcastic...the ISS orbit is well within the orbit of communications satellites. Wouldn't cell phones work on the ISS?

    February 19, 2013 at 11:58 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • lelcat

      Cellphones... satellites.. Pick one.

      February 19, 2013 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nope224

      If cell phones weren't based on radio antennas on earth....then maybe

      February 19, 2013 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  4. ling

    Ground control to major Tom – can you hear me Major Tom?

    February 19, 2013 at 11:58 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Replica

    Can we please try to keep the stories a bit more succinct?

    February 19, 2013 at 11:58 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Calcommuter

    They're using our satellites against us!!!

    February 19, 2013 at 11:59 am | Report abuse | Reply
  7. urfuct

    Flashing mirrors and Morse Code–require no electricity

    February 19, 2013 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    The Eveready kitty is about to conclude it's 9th and final life.

    February 19, 2013 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Al Gore

    It's global warming I tell ya!

    February 19, 2013 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Pablo

    Could use the fleet of carrier pigeons.

    February 19, 2013 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Phaelin

    And so the Fantastic Four becomes reality!

    February 19, 2013 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Al Gore

    It's Bush's fault!

    February 19, 2013 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. Redeye Dog

    Russia wants more money from us so that we may speak with our astronaut from outside Russian airspace... Surprised??

    February 19, 2013 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    What happens when you don't do your p.m.'s, and run the dog crap out of your equipment.

    February 19, 2013 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  15. Zwei Stein

    It was that asteroid. It dropped off a galaxy traveler. He was disguised as a bag of macadonia nuts.

    February 19, 2013 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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