NASA’s Kennedy Space Center remained closed Tuesday but appeared to have weathered Hurricane Irma well.
The same holds true at adjoining Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
Power was restored to NASA and Air Force facilities but water service was still out Tuesday. Until that’s restored, officials said Kennedy would stay closed to non-essential personnel. Inspection crews were out in full force.
At Kennedy’s tourist area, life-size replicas of the space shuttle fuel tank and booster rockets were still standing outside the home of shuttle Atlantis. No major damage was reported at the visitor complex, which remains closed through Wednesday, and Atlantis and all other space artifacts were safe and in good shape, said spokeswoman Rebecca Shireman.
“We dodged another bullet,” said Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, who’s in charge of