From: Kennedy Space Center
Posted: Thursday, March 31, 2011
Due to storms around NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., this morning's scheduled STS-134 crew media Q&A session at Launch Pad 39A will start 10 minutes earlier than originally planned, at 8:30 a.m. EDT, and will be moved inside to Kennedy's Press Site TV auditorium. The Q&A session still will be carried live on NASA Television.
A strong storm front passed over Kennedy's LC-39 area, including Launch Pad 39A, yesterday at about 5:20 p.m. EDT. Initial reports indicate are the launch pad experienced high wind and potentially small hail in the area near the pad.
Teams will perform a lightning data review and a walk down of the pad, as soon as weather permits, to inspect for any possible damage due to hail and heavy winds. No one was injured and preliminary reports indicate there was only very minor damage to Endeavour's external fuel tank foam.
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