As Hurricane Dorian edges closer to Florida’s eastern coast, a 120-strong team of NASA personnel will ride out the storm at Kennedy Space Center, where they will monitor any damage to key launch infrastructure.
“With Hurricane Dorian forecast to bring hurricane conditions to the Kennedy Space Center in just a few hours, 120 members of the 'Ride Out Team' reported to the Launch Control Center to monitor and mitigate possible damage to spaceflight hardware,” NASA tweeted late Monday.
The space agency then tweeted an image of an industrial hygienist prepared to ride out the hurricane in Kennedy’s Launch Control Center.
“Once its [sic] safe to go out, this industrial hygienist and her team immediately do a post storm hazard analysis at KSC,” NASA explained.
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER BRACES FOR HURRICANE DORIAN AS NASA PROTECTS LAUNCH INFRASTRUCTURE
Service members from the 45th Space Wing from nearby Cape Canaveral Air Force Station also arrived at Kennedy’s Launch Control Center to shelter from the hurricane.