advertisement


FIND
Dating Single men Single Women Ticketek My Ticketek Venues
Readers recommend...
VIRAL VIDEOS
Lindsay's Two Broke Girls cameoLindsay's Two Broke Girls cameo Zac Efron's shirt ripped off at MTV Movie AwardsZac Efron's shirt ripped off at MTV Movie Awards Beyonce joins sister Solange for surprise Coachella performanceBeyonce joins sister Solange for surprise Coachella performance
Hot Topics on MSN NZ:
Royals in Sydney Easter storm Ferry disaster

NASA loses contact with space station

06:38 Wed Feb 20 2013
AAP

The International Space Station lost contact with ground controllers because of a computer problem but its commander says the crew is fine, NASA says.

The agency said flight controllers in Houston were updating software on board the station's flight computers on Tuesday when one of the station's data relay systems broke down.

The primary computer that controls critical station functions defaulted to a backup computer, but it was not letting the station communicate with NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellites, the US space agency said.

Officials in Houston were later able to communicate briefly with the crew as the space station flew over Russian ground stations. They instructed them to connect a backup computer to begin the process of restoring communications.

The International Space Station marked its 10th anniversary of continuous human occupation on November 2, 2010. Since Expedition 1 in 2000, the space station has been visited by 204 individuals.

The current crew is made up six men: two Americans, three Russians and a Canadian.

Most popular videos
Wet Weather Set To End For EasterWet Weather Set To End For Easter Wild Weather Causes Problems In AucklandWild Weather Causes Problems In Auckland Heavy Winds And Rain Hammer AucklandHeavy Winds And Rain Hammer Auckland Large Slips In WellingtonLarge Slips In Wellington Prince George, Getting The Perfect PhotoPrince George, Getting The Perfect Photo