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Kennedy Space Center Prepares for Hurricane Frances
09.01.04
 
With a strong Hurricane Frances swirling towards the Florida coast, NASA's Kennedy Space Center is taking precautions in advance of landfall. For the latest information and forecasts on Frances, please visit the National Hurricane Center.

Kennedy space center prepares for Hurricane Frances


Image above: In the Orbiter Processing Facility, Space Shuttle orbiter Atlantis' wheels are raised into their bays in preparation for the expected impact of Hurricane Frances on Saturday. Other preparations at KSC include powering down the Space Shuttle orbiters and closing their payload bay doors. Workers are also taking precautions against flooding by moving spacecraft hardware off the ground and sandbagging facilities. Photo Credit: NASA

Kennedy space center prepares for Hurricane Frances


Image above: In the Orbiter Processing Facility, workers prepare to close the payload bay doors on Space Shuttle orbiter Atlantis in preparation for the expected impact of Hurricane Frances on Saturday. Photo Credit: NASA

Kennedy space center prepares for Hurricane Frances


Image above: Workers in the Orbiter Processing Facility unwrap plastic for use in covering equipment as part of preparations for the expected impact of Hurricane Frances on Saturday. Photo Credit: NASA

Kennedy space center prepares for Hurricane Frances


Image above: In the Space Station Processing Facility, workers cover with plastic the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Donatello in preparation for the expected impact of Hurricane Frances on Saturday. Other modules and equipment are being covered as well. They are also taking precautions against flooding by moving spacecraft hardware off the ground and sandbagging facilities. Photo Credit: NASA

For photos of Frances from NASA's Terra satellite and the International Space Station, visit http://www.nasa.gov/vision/earth/lookingatearth/frances.html