Fri, Sep 19, 2008
Mission Control Escaped Brunt Of Hurricane Ike
NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston is scheduled to reopen
Monday, September 22, ending its closure related to Hurricane
As ANN reported, Johnson shut down September
11 as Ike approached the Texas coast.
International Space Station flight control is scheduled to
resume from Mission Control in Houston during the morning of
Friday, September 19. Station flight control was transferred to a
backup facility near Austin, TX and later to another facility at
the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL.
NASA says the Mission Control Center and other key Johnson
facilities are largely unscathed, partly because of extensive
preparations and the work of a hurricane rideout team of more than
60 people. However, some center buildings suffered roof, window and
Several light poles were downed, as were a number of trees. The
damage assessment and cleanup continues.
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