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: http://sscinfo.ssc.nasa.gov/eoc/bulletins/current.html
For information about Stennis Space Center, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/stennis
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