Space Station Loses Contact With NASA Controllers

WASHINGTON (February 19, 2013)--The International Space Station lost contact Tuesday with NASA controllers in Houston, but officials said the six crew members and station were fine.

NASA spokesman Josh Byerly said something went wrong around 8:45 a.m. Tuesday during a computer software update on the station.

The space station abruptly lost all communication, voice and command from Houston.

About an hour later, while flying over Russia, station commander Kevin Ford was able to briefly radio Moscow that all was well and they were working on the problem.

The problem was fixed within about three hours.


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