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. R.U. Kidding

    They could use their cell phones but I'm think of the roaming charges!!

    February 19, 2013 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Dan

    Sequestration has begun....

    February 19, 2013 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Don

    Who cares?.

    February 19, 2013 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Sheryl ©™

    Would you please just leave us alone?
    We're having fun.

    February 19, 2013 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Al Gore

    Butttt the critical science experiments might be ruined.

    February 19, 2013 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jimmy Joe Jim Bob

    A communications disruption can mean only one thing: invasion!

    February 19, 2013 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  7. tonyh110

    So the Russians have to ferry us up there AND provide communications – how low will we go

    February 19, 2013 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Mike Kean

    Hello......... What about the astronaut who is the commander currently Chris Hatfield a Canadian??

    February 19, 2013 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Al Gore

    Canadians count?

    February 19, 2013 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  10. mike

    Hey CNN, one American and two Russians the ISS is carrying as you reported, Ummm where did our Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield go?? Did he bail with the Space X Dragon Craft?

    February 19, 2013 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Even dog crap doesn't fail to deliver all the time.

    February 19, 2013 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Major Tom

    For here am I sitting in a tin can
    Far above the world
    Planet Earth is blue
    And there's nothing I can do

    February 19, 2013 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jimmy Joe Jim Bob

      And I think it's gonna be a long, long time...'til touchdown brings me round again to find I'm not the man they think I am at home, oh, no, no ,no...I'm Rocket Man!

      February 19, 2013 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Manny Calavera

      It's no fun bein' an illegal alien!

      February 19, 2013 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Reverend

      They called me the reverend when I entered the church unstained...
      My employers have changed, but the name has remained...

      February 19, 2013 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ellen Ripley

      Do they have ducts on that space station?

      February 19, 2013 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • John Wharfin

      The greatest joy is the joy of duty!

      February 19, 2013 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Don't even think of picking up the phone and calling me up to fix that junk.

    February 19, 2013 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Al Gore

    Oh the humanity

    February 19, 2013 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Chairman Mao ©™

    Man who does not give North Korea serious listen may become unable to hear anything.

    February 19, 2013 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
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