Nightly News   |  February 19, 2013

NASA briefly loses contact with International Space Station

The glitch happened during a software download and was quickly repaired. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> lost contact with the international space station , hurtling around the earth at 17,000 miles an hour while carrying six adults on board. anyone who's ever downloaded new software won't be surprised to learn the glitch happened because they were downloading new software. they were able to speak by old-school radio with the russians every time they passed over russia in orbit. they were never in any danger. tonight the system's back up and running. and we happen to know "nightly news" is uploaded to the space station each evening, so at least they get to see themselves on tv.