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nasa's kennedy space center takes stock of irma storm damage

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nasa's kennedy space center takes stock of irma storm damage

nasa's kennedy space center in cape canaveral, florida remains closed today (sept. 12) as a team assesses damage caused by hurricane irma. irma, which has been downgraded to a tropical depression, is continuing north-northwest after hitting land twice on sunday (sept. 10), in the keys and then near naples, according to nasa. the storm knocked out power and water service to the nasa space center yesterday (sept. 11).  power was restored to the space center on the florida's east coast yesterday, but the spaceport still lacks running water, ksc spokesman al feinberg told space.com. ksc and cape canaveral air force station host launches of spacex's falcon 9 rocket as well as united launch alliance's atlas v and delta iv rockets. [hurricane irma in photos: latest views from space] today at 8 a.m., 120 employees who have taken care of the facilities since sept. 9 were replaced by 250 members of a damage assessment and recovery team, who will survey storm damage and prepare the center for its 7,900 staff to return. "the utility reports that irma caused no less than 37 breaks to its system on the mainland alone and are not expected to be repaired for 2 to 4 days," feinberg said in an email, quoting an update from ksc emergency management. nasa's marshall space flight center in alabama, as well the adjacent redstone arsenal army post, are both closed today as well based on ongoing weather conditions, according to an announcement on twitter.the british...