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Fraser
2004-Sep-08, 04:23 PM
SUMMARY: NASA workers are continuing to assess the damage that Hurricane Frances wreaked on the Kennedy Space Center when it tore through Cape Canaveral over the weekend. Many buildings suffered wind and rain damage, including the Vehicle Assembly Building, where the space shuttles are attached to the external fuel tank and solid rocket boosters - it had 820 panels blown off. The Thermal Protection System Facility, where heat tiles and blankets are manufactured suffered significant damage. It's still unknown if the effects of the hurricane will push back the shuttle's return to flight.

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StarLab
2004-Sep-08, 05:26 PM
I sincerely hope NASA will be able to make a full recovery. :( ;) :)