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Broken pipe closes KSC today

NASA’s Kennedy Space Center is closed today (September 8) due to a major water main leak.


The space agency said only essential personnel (security, fire, rescue, and operations) are at the center.


Crews are working on a break in a 24-inch pipe located at the LC-39 Complex turn basin across from the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB). They’re also assessing Kennedy’s water system to identify any other potential problems. Currently, there is no potable water at the center.


Shuttle Discovery’s move, known as rollover, from its hangar, Orbiter Processing Facility-3 to the VAB, which had been scheduled for 6:30 a.m. EDT, is postponed until at least tomorrow morning. Today’s delay is not expected to affect Discovery’s targeted November 1 launch on its STS-133 mission to the International Space Station.

 

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