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The helicopter carrying NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe passes to observe the damage inflicted by Hurricane Frances over the Labor Day weekend.

NASA

NASA
Washington, DC, United States

The helicopter carrying NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe and KSC Director of Spaceport Services Scott Kerr passes by the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) to observe the damage inflicted by Hurricane Frances over the Labor Day weekend. The VAB lost approximately 850 tiles on the south wall, seen here. O’Keefe and NASA Associate Administrator of Space Operations Mission Directorate William Readdy are visiting KSC to survey the damage sustained by KSC facilities from the hurricane. The storm also caused significant damage to the Thermal Protection System Facility and Processing Control Center. Additionally, the Operations and Checkout Building, Vertical Processing Facility, Hangar AE, Hangar S and Hangar AF Small Parts Facility each received substantial damage. However, well-protected and unharmed were NASA’s three Space Shuttle orbiters -- Discovery, Atlantis and Endeavour - along with the Shuttle launch pads, all of the critical flight hardware for the orbiters and the International Space Station, and NASA’s Swift spacecraft that is awaiting launch in October.

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  • Title: The helicopter carrying NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe passes to observe the damage inflicted by Hurricane Frances over the Labor Day weekend.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
  • About Title: To help you find images you’re searching for, previously untitled images have been labelled automatically based on their description

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