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News Archive / Tagged: Hurricane Matthew

  • SpaceX still expects to resume launches by end of year

    Heather SmithOctober 14th, 2016

    SpaceX will continue operations to resume launches despite their payload processing facility being damaged by Hurricane Matthew last week. The storm caused damage to the building's roof and siding as well as blowing out its windows. Still, this has not deterred the company's plans to continue launching its Falcon 9 rockets by the end of the year.

  • Kennedy Space Center Hurricane Matthew damage less than feared

    Curt GodwinOctober 14th, 2016

    Many feared the worst for NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in the early morning hours of Oct. 7, 2016, as Hurricane Matthew lashed the Cape Canaveral area with wind speeds up to 135.8 mph (218.5 km/h). Though expected to make landfall as a Category 4 storm, Matthew remained offshore slightly weakened to Category 3, sparing KSC from the full fury of the Atlantic basin storm.

  • CCAFS heavily damaged by Hurricane Matthew

    Jason RhianOctober 8th, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — With Hurricane Matthew moving on, residents in and along Florida's Space Coast are getting the first sense of the havoc that the storm wrought. Perhaps some of the more dramatic imagery has come from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station where an iconic landmark appears to have been destroyed.

  • Warnings issued for Hurricane Matthew as KSC closes down

    Jason RhianOctober 5th, 2016

    NASA has closed Kennedy Space Center in Florida down as Hurricane Matthew bears down on the Sunshine State.

  • Cape Canaveral prepares for Hurricane Matthew

    Bart LeahyOctober 4th, 2016

    As Hurricane Matthew moves toward the Bahamas, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s (CCAFS) 45th Space Wing is putting itself under Hurricane Condition III (HURCON III). This means CCAFS is curtailing its operations, as it expects surface winds exceeding 58 miles per hour (93 kilometers per hour) within 72 hours.