As Hurricane Dorian threatens Space Coast, NASA, SpaceX and ULA work to secure their launch pads

On the Space Coast, where some models put Hurricane Dorian touching land early next week, teams at Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station are working to secure multi-million-dollar equipment ahead of the storm.

A major storm slamming the space center facilities head-on would be a first. Past storms have come close — damage from Hurricane Matthew in 2016 cost KSC millions of dollars in repairs and Hurricane Frances in 2004 toppled a Mercury-Redstone rocket at KSC’s credentialing center and tore off panels from the iconic Vehicle Assembly Building, for example. Read more here.