- Press Release
- Mar 31, 2023
NASA Y2K STATUS FOR 3 a.m. EST (0800 UTC) Jan. 1, 2000
— Following the transition to the Year 2000 in the Pacific Time
Zone, NASA continues to be “green”, meaning Agency systems have not been
substantively affected by any problems during the year-end transition.
During the primary monitoring period (8 a.m. EST Dec. 31 through 3 a.m.
EST Jan. 1) the Agency suffered a few minor anomalies that were easily
fixed. Only one, involving a piece of planning software, appeared to be
Y2K related, and it did not affect any mission-critical systems.
–Flight controllers continue to make contact with NASA spacecraft
according to previously planned schedules. The spacecraft and related
communications systems are functioning without incident. Remaining NASA
spacecraft, which have been configured so as not to require commanding
over the Y2K transition, will be contacted by controllers over the next
— The Johnson Space Center reports that the Mission Control Center
for the International Space Station, which was taken offline before the
Y2K transition in Moscow (4 p.m. EST Dec. 31), was successfully brought
— Also over the next few days, NASA will continue to monitor its
infrastructure and business systems. The Agency expects to resume
business as usual on Monday, Jan. 3.
— Unless events warrant otherwise, the next NASA Y2K status report
will be issued the afternoon of Jan. 3