Press Release

NASA, Air Force Evaluating Effects of Hurricane Jeanne

By SpaceRef Editor
September 27, 2004
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Jim Kennedy, director of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center,
Fla., and Brig. Gen. Select Mark Owen, commander of the Air
Force’s 45th Space Wing, will speak with media today at 3:30
p.m. EDT during a telephone news conference.

Media who want to participate in the news conference should
call Melissa Mathews (202/358-1272) or Allard Beutel
(202/358-4769) by 2 p.m. EDT today.

Kennedy and Owen will talk about initial damage assessments
following Hurricane Jeanne, which came ashore Sunday morning
south of KSC. The center is closed today for most employees.
Workers are allowed to stay home to take care of their
families in the aftermath of the storm.

Damage assessment teams are operating at KSC and Patrick AFB
today. Initial observations at KSC indicate some damage to
facilities, but spacecraft hardware appears safe. More
information is available at:

SpaceRef staff editor.