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KSC reopens after water main break

NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Fla., is open again for regular operations following a water main break that caused the center to be closed to non-essential personnel Wednesday morning.


Crews isolated the break in a 24-inch pipe located at the LC-39 Complex turn basin near the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB). They’re also assessing Kennedy’s water system to confirm there aren’t any other potential problems. Water has been restored to the center, except for an administrative building across from the VAB and Kennedy’s Press Site.


Shuttle Discovery’s move, known as rollover, from its hangar, Orbiter Processing Facility-3, to the VAB now is targeted for Thursday morning, weather permitting. Rollover had been scheduled for Wednesday morning. The 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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