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John Yembrick
Headquarters, Washington

Paul Foerman
Stennis Space Center, Miss.

Aug. 29, 2008
Stennis Space Center to Close for Hurricane Gustav
BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. -- NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center will close Friday, Aug. 29, at 4:30 p.m. CDT due to the approach of tropical storm Gustav, which is expected to strengthen into a hurricane. Normal operations at the facility are expected to resume when conditions permit.

Public tours to StenniSphere, the visitor center, from the Launch Pad at the I-10 Welcome Center in Hancock County, also will be suspended Friday. When conditions allow, the visitor center will return to its regular hours of operation, Wednesday -- Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The public is reminded that Stennis Space Center is a government industrial complex. As such, the facility is not equipped to serve as a storm shelter.

For center status, Stennis employees and reporters should call 228-688-3777, or visit:

For information about Stennis Space Center, visit:

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