Saturday, August 27, 2011
An Ill Wind Blows
The Vehicle Assembly Building after Hurricane Frances. Image source: NASA.gov
Hurricane Irene teased and taunted the Space Coast as it passed by enroute to fatter targets north on the Atlantic seaboard.
It brought to mind the 2004 hurricane season, when four hurricanes hit Kennedy Space Center over six weeks.
Below are photos from NASA.gov of damage to the Vehicle Assembly Building after Hurricane Frances and Hurricane Jeanne.
A view out the south side of the Vehicle Assembly Building through where panels are missing. The image was taken after Hurricane Frances.
Cleanup crews gather the remains of the lost VAB panels after Frances.
Workers on scaffolds try to repair the holes in the VAB walls after Frances so work can resume inside.
The Vehicle Assembly Building after Hurricane Jeanne.