Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Science & Space

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.

Comments

Advertisement

News

  • Israel, Hamas clash in Gaza
    At least 550 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza in the third week of the war
    Video
    Video
  • Pro-Russia guards
    President Obama criticizes pro-Russian rebels for blocking off the MH17 crash site
    World News
  • National Guard at Texas border
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry sending National Guard troops to the US-Mexico border
    US News
  • Unlikely Putin defender
    The unlikeliest US politician comes to the defense of Russia's president, Vladimir Putin
    Politics
  • iPhone 6 coming soon
    Apple is gearing up for the iPhone 6, orders tens of millions of units
    Tech
  • Gynecologist settlement
    Johns Hopkins agrees to $190M settlement for patients recorded by gynecologist
    Strange News