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George Diller
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

RELEASE : 57-06
Kennedy Space Center Reopens After the Passage of Ernesto
The Kennedy Space Center returned to normal operations today with the passage of Tropical Storm Ernesto late Wednesday. There is no apparent damage to Space Shuttle Atlantis at Pad 39-B or to the Delta II rocket for the STEREO mission at Pad 17-B. Inspections are continuing today. No damage to facilities on Kennedy Space Center or Cape Canaveral Air Force Station has been found.

The peak wind at Pad 39-B was 44 mph, and the total rainfall for the storm was 4.16 inches. At the top of the 500-foot weather tower located north of the Vehicle Assembly Building, a peak wind of 56 mph was measured.

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