12 September 2017
Florida Today reports that Kennedy Space Center (KSC) will begin assessing damage from Hurricane Irma on Tuesday as nearby Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and Patrick AFB conduct similar inspections. 45th Space Wing Command Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith said, “We dodged another bullet this year when the storm headed west instead of east,” but added that despite the storm being lighter than expected at the location, the potential for damage remained, and safety was a top priority. Preliminary inspections found no issues at “major KSC facilities like the Vehicle Assembly Building, Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building or pads 39A and 39B, or at active Cape-side launch pads, hangars and control centers,” but more thorough reviews will be conducted Tuesday by approximately 250 NASA Damage Assessment and Recovery Team personnel. (Image: Vehicle Assembly Building at NASAs Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Credit: Associated Press–©)
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