NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Will Remain Closed Friday as Damage Assessment Is Completed

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KSC sustained a variety of damage

Kennedy Space Center will remain closed on Friday, Sept. 15 as damage assessment and recovery team has completed a 90 percent review of the center and continues to recover key systems throughout Kennedy Space Center. (NASA image)

Wind speeds at KSC varied from 67-94 mph at the 54-foot level, to 90-116 mph at the 458-foot level during the storm.

BREVARD COUNTY • KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLORIDA – Kennedy Space Center will remain closed on Friday, Sept. 15 as damage assessment and recovery team has completed a 90 percent review of the center and continues to recover key systems throughout Kennedy Space Center.

Based on the initial analysis provided by the Patrick Air Force Base 45th Space Wing Weather Squadron, wind speeds at the center varied from 67-94 mph at the 54-foot level, to 90-116 mph at the 458-foot level during the storm.

Kennedy Space Center sustained a variety of damage as powerful Hurricane Irma churned past the spaceport Sunday.

Center Director Bob Cabana joined the center’s Damage Assessment and Recovery Team for a survey of the spaceport Tuesday and a damage assessment report will be compiled over the next several weeks after a full inspection of the center has been conducted.

WATCH: NASA Satellite Imagery Sees Remnants of Hurricane Irma Ready To Exit Eastern U.S.Related Story:
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ABOVE VIDEO: This animation of NOAA’s GOES East satellite imagery, from Sept. 12 at 8:15 a.m. EDT to Sept. 14 ending at 8:30 a.m. EDT, shows Irma remnants moved from Missouri to the Mid-Atlantic and New England. Meanwhile Hurricane Jose continued making a loop in the Atlantic Ocean between Bermuda and the Bahamas. (NASA video)

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