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. Al Gore

    Whose Jeff frank?

    February 19, 2013 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Al Gore

    Sorry.... Who is Jeff Frank?

    February 19, 2013 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Serge Crespy

    Temporary Communication Fix: Use of an "Aldis Lamp / Morse Code", with a laser light beam.

    February 19, 2013 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • heru

      usefull old technology

      February 20, 2013 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Seamusgirl

    NASA=Welfare for smart people.

    February 19, 2013 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Look at the picture. How can anyone expect the batteries to charge properly, when you only have 2 of the 8 solar arrays in direct sunlight, while the other 6 are in indirect sunlight (in shadows) or facing space?

    February 19, 2013 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Gore. Who am I? You do not want to know.

    February 19, 2013 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Al Gore

    Who is Jeff Frank? I'm Al Gore the inventor of the Internet.

    February 19, 2013 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Q. What is the difference between God and Barack Obama?

    A. God doesn't think he's Barack Obama.

    February 19, 2013 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • banasy©

      Yeah, because the International Space Station is a political hotbed of intrigue. Absolutely bring up Obama.

      February 19, 2013 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      I guess banasy forgot Obama finds it more important to include muslim terrorists in the space program than finding a replacement for the space shuttle he put out of comission.

      February 20, 2013 at 6:06 am | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    @ ellen ripley are you related to robert ripley? And im being serious not being a smart alec i promise you.

    February 19, 2013 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Max Headroom Intrusion, 1987

    We should ask Alec Baldwin thinks about this.

    February 19, 2013 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Max Headroom Intrusion, 1987

    I think Alec Baldwin has a solution. I hope so, any way.

    February 19, 2013 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. BOMBO

    This is how a cheap sci-fi horror might start.

    February 19, 2013 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. BOMBO

    What's the difference between Al Gore and a dead pigeon?

    February 19, 2013 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. candi

    does the meter hitting earth has to do with interception with space? it could so happened to be in russia
    or are we paranoid?
    do you think aliens was involved or are we missing something?

    February 19, 2013 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply

    Why luccfer's wives and concubines belive ANDRE HIMES is just born lucky and that his luck willl soon run out

    February 20, 2013 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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