KSC Battens Down The Hatches | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 05.18.15

Airborne 05.19.15

Airborne 05.20.15

Airborne 05.21.15

Airborne 05.15.15

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 05.18.15

Airborne 05.19.15

Airborne 05.20.15

Airborne 05.21.15

Airborne 05.15.15

 

Mon, Oct 24, 2005

KSC Battens Down The Hatches

Space Center Closed Monday Due To Storm

NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Titusville, FL will be closed Monday to all business and operations in anticipation of the threat caused by Hurricane Wilma. The storm is expected to make landfall along the southwestern coast of Florida by Monday morning as a strong Category 2 storm, although it should weaken to a Category 1 by the time it reaches the eastern portion of the state.

The center was placed on HurCon II status Sunday afternoon, according to a NASA press release, and center officials sent all employees home. KSC government and contractor employees were told not to report for work Monday, as were employees of the KSC Visitor Complex.

Facilities and launch pads have been secured, and the payload bay doors of the three space shuttles at the facility have been closed to prevent damage to the delicate shuttle innards by debris falling inside hangars, or leaking water. The New Horizons spacecraft, scheduled to be launched towards Pluto in January 2006, was placed inside a protective transport canister inside its clean room for the same reason.

KSC went into HurCon I (or "rideout") status at 8 p.m. Sunday, 12 hours before the expected arrival of the storm. Kennedy Space Center employees are urged to maintain contact with NASA through a toll-free hotline, or via the NASA employee website.

FMI: www.nasa.gov

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 05.21.15: Unlawful Photography? REALLY?, VA Flt Benefits, Pilatus 5M

Also: Aerion Takes Orders, API Partner EAA, 'Fly Along' Case Resolved, BASE Jump Tragedy, Electromagnetic Catapult, Gulfstream G650ER, Piper M500 With the FAA still stuck in the mu>[...]

AD: Airbus Helicopters (Previously Eurocopter France) Helicopters

AD NUMBER: 2015-10-05 PRODUCT: Airbus Helicopters (previously Eurocopter France) Model AS365N3, EC155B, and EC155B1 helicopters with an external life raft in the footsteps with cer>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.22.15)

MILAVIA MILAVIA, military aviation, is what you are going to find here! The site starts with modern combat aircraft, focusing on main fighters, ground attack aircraft and bombers t>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.22.15): Flap Deflection Angle

The angle between the deflected flap and the chord line.>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.22.15)

“The restrictions that the town has adopted, by its own calculations, would prohibit a significant share of all airport operations.” Source: Excerpt from a complaint co>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC