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Friday, 3 September 2004

Hurricane Francis Threatens Space Shuttles

Hurricane Francis Threatens Space Shuttles

Paul H bristolia at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 3 11:52:56 EDT 2004

"Hurricane Frances could destroy space shuttles"
NewScientist.com news service, 11:13 03 September 04
http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99996354

"But those preparations may not be enough to keep the
shuttles safe, says Olander. The roof of the building
housing
the craft was designed to survive winds of only 170
km/h
(105 mph).

"If it goes over the Cape, it's going to destroy
everything,"
says Olander. A big building like that has a lot of
surface
area and if it's only meant to sustain a category two
storm,
[Frances] is going to blow that thing apart.""

Yours,

Paul
Baton Rouge, LA

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