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In the Space Station Processing Facility workers cover with plastic the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Raffaello in preparation for the impact of Hurricane Frances.

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In the Space Station Processing Facility, workers cover with plastic the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Raffaello in preparation for the expected impact of Hurricane Frances on Saturday. Other modules and equipment are being covered as well. Workers also have powered down the Space Shuttle orbiters, closed their payload bay doors and stowed the landing gear. They are also taking precautions against flooding by moving spacecraft hardware off the ground and sandbagging facilities. The SSPF can withstand sustained winds of 110 mph and wind gusts up to 132 mph. The Orbiter Processing Facility is constructed of concrete and steel and was designed to withstand winds of 105 mph. The Vehicle Assembly Building is constructed of concrete and steel and was designed to withstand winds of 125 mph. Other payload and flight hardware support facilities can endure winds of 110 mph. Launch pads and the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility can withstand 125-mph winds.

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  • Title: In the Space Station Processing Facility workers cover with plastic the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Raffaello in preparation for the impact of Hurricane Frances.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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