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Topic: tps tiles

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Space Shuttle - Thermal Insulation

Space Shuttle - Thermal Insulation

The high temperatures which were to be encountered by the Space Shuttle were simulated in the tunnels at Langley in this 1975 test of the thermal insulation materials which were used on the orbiter.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Thermal Protection System Facility, NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe (center) listens to Lee Zook (right) explaining use of the Dome Heat Shield blanket in front of them that is used for Shuttle engines. O'Keefe is visiting the site to learn more about the TPS products and process in protecting orbiters from the intense heat of launch and re-entry.  TPS tiles have been discussed in the investigation into the Columbia tragedy that destroyed the orbiter and claimed the lives of seven astronauts. KSC-03pd0327

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Thermal Protection System Facilit...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Thermal Protection System Facility, NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe (center) listens to Lee Zook (right) explaining use of the Dome Heat Shield blanket in front of them that... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe (center) greets Brenda Blackmon, a worker in the Thermal Protection System Facility.  O'Keefe is visiting the site to learn more about the TPS products and process in protecting orbiters from the intense heat of launch and re-entry.  TPS tiles have been discussed in the investigation into the Columbia tragedy that destroyed the orbiter and claimed the lives of seven astronauts. KSC-03pd0323

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe (center...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe (center) greets Brenda Blackmon, a worker in the Thermal Protection System Facility. O'Keefe is visiting the site to learn more about the TPS prod... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe (third from left) talks to workers in the Thermal Protection System Facility. O'Keefe is visiting the site to learn more about the TPS products and process in protecting orbiters from the intense heat of launch and re-entry.  TPS tiles have been discussed in the investigation into the Columbia tragedy that destroyed the orbiter and claimed the lives of seven astronauts. KSC-03pd0330

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe (third f...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe (third from left) talks to workers in the Thermal Protection System Facility. O'Keefe is visiting the site to learn more about the TPS products and ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Thermal Protection System Facility, NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe (left) meets workers. O'Keefe is visiting the site to learn more about the TPS products and process in protecting orbiters from the intense heat of launch and re-entry.  TPS tiles have been discussed in the investigation into the Columbia tragedy that destroyed the orbiter and claimed the lives of seven astronauts. KSC-03pd0329

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Thermal Protection System Facilit...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Thermal Protection System Facility, NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe (left) meets workers. O'Keefe is visiting the site to learn more about the TPS products and process in pr... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Thermal Protection System Facility, NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe looks at a Dome Heat Shield blanket that is used for Shuttle engines. O'Keefe is visiting the site to learn more about the TPS products and process in protecting orbiters from the intense heat of launch and re-entry.  TPS tiles have been discussed in the investigation into the Columbia tragedy that destroyed the orbiter and claimed the lives of seven astronauts. KSC-03pd0326

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Thermal Protection System Facilit...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Thermal Protection System Facility, NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe looks at a Dome Heat Shield blanket that is used for Shuttle engines. O'Keefe is visiting the site to lea... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe (right) visits the Thermal Protection System Facility.  At left is Chuck Fontana, associate program manager, Integrated Logistics. O'Keefe is visiting the site to learn more about the TPS products and process in protecting orbiters from the intense heat of launch and re-entry.  TPS tiles have been discussed in the investigation into the Columbia tragedy that destroyed the orbiter and claimed the lives of seven astronauts.. KSC-03pd0332

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe (right) ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe (right) visits the Thermal Protection System Facility. At left is Chuck Fontana, associate program manager, Integrated Logistics. O'Keefe is visiti... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe (left) speaks to workers in the Thermal Protection System Facility. O'Keefe is visiting the site to learn more about the TPS products and process in protecting orbiters from the intense heat of launch and re-entry.  TPS tiles have been discussed in the investigation into the Columbia tragedy that destroyed the orbiter and claimed the lives of seven astronauts. KSC-03pd0325

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe (left) s...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe (left) speaks to workers in the Thermal Protection System Facility. O'Keefe is visiting the site to learn more about the TPS products and process in... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Thermal Protection System Facility, NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe (left) talks to Martin Wilson, project manager. O'Keefe is visiting the site to learn more about the TPS products and process in protecting orbiters from the intense heat of launch and re-entry.  TPS tiles have been discussed in the investigation into the Columbia tragedy that destroyed the orbiter and claimed the lives of seven astronauts. KSC-03pd0324

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Thermal Protection System Facilit...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Thermal Protection System Facility, NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe (left) talks to Martin Wilson, project manager. O'Keefe is visiting the site to learn more about the TPS ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Thermal Protection System Facility, NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe (center) looks at a Dome Heat Shield blanket that is used for Shuttle engines.  From left is Glen Mahone, acting director for NASA Public Affairs, Jim Kennedy, deputy director of Kennedy Space Center, O'Keefe, Lee Zook, project leader, and Chuck Fontana, associate program manager, Integrated Logistics. O'Keefe is visiting the site to learn more about the TPS products and process in protecting orbiters from the intense heat of launch and re-entry.  TPS tiles have been discussed in the investigation into the Columbia tragedy that destroyed the orbiter and claimed the lives of seven astronauts. KSC-03pd0328

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Thermal Protection System Facilit...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Thermal Protection System Facility, NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe (center) looks at a Dome Heat Shield blanket that is used for Shuttle engines. From left is Glen Mahone,... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  Members of a hurricane assessment team from Johnson Space Center and Marshall Space Flight Center tour the Thermal Protection System (TPS) Facility at KSC after Hurricane Frances hit the east coast of Central Florida and Kennedy Space Center.  At right is astronaut Scott Altmann, a member of the team.  The facility, which creates the TPS tiles, blankets and all the internal thermal control systems for the Space Shuttles, is almost totally unserviceable at this time after losing approximately 35 percent of its roof.  Equipment and materials that survived the storm have been relocated to the RLV hangar near the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility. KSC-04pd1771

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Members of a hurricane assessment team f...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Members of a hurricane assessment team from Johnson Space Center and Marshall Space Flight Center tour the Thermal Protection System (TPS) Facility at KSC after Hurricane Frances h... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  Members of a hurricane assessment team from Johnson Space Center and Marshall Space Flight Center observe the damage to the roof of the Thermal Protection System (TPS) Facility at KSC after Hurricane Frances hit the east coast of Central Florida and Kennedy Space Center.   At left is astronaut Scott Altmann, a member of the team, and at center is Martin Wilson, manager of the TPS operations.  The facility, which creates the TPS tiles, blankets and all the internal thermal control systems for the Space Shuttles, is almost totally unserviceable at this time after losing approximately 35 percent of its roof.  Equipment and materials that survived the storm have been relocated to the RLV hangar near the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility. KSC-04pd1775

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Members of a hurricane assessment team f...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Members of a hurricane assessment team from Johnson Space Center and Marshall Space Flight Center observe the damage to the roof of the Thermal Protection System (TPS) Facility at ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  Members of a hurricane assessment team from Johnson Space Center and Marshall Space Flight Center observe the damage to the roof of the Thermal Protection System (TPS) Facility at KSC after Hurricane Frances hit the east coast of Central Florida and Kennedy Space Center.   Near the center is astronaut Scott Altmann, a member of the team.  The facility, which creates the TPS tiles, blankets and all the internal thermal control systems for the Space Shuttles, is almost totally unserviceable at this time after losing approximately 35 percent of its roof.  Equipment and materials that survived the storm have been relocated to the RLV hangar near the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility. KSC-04pd1772

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Members of a hurricane assessment team f...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Members of a hurricane assessment team from Johnson Space Center and Marshall Space Flight Center observe the damage to the roof of the Thermal Protection System (TPS) Facility at ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -   Members of a hurricane assessment team from Johnson Space Center and Marshall Space Flight Center tour the Thermal Protection System (TPS) Facility at KSC after Hurricane Frances hit the east coast of Central Florida and Kennedy Space Center.  At left is Martin Wilson, manager of the TPS operations.  The facility, which creates the TPS tiles, blankets and all the internal thermal control systems for the Space Shuttles, is almost totally unserviceable at this time after losing approximately 35 percent of its roof.  Equipment and materials that survived the storm have been relocated to the RLV hangar near the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility. KSC-04pd1770

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Members of a hurricane assessment team ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Members of a hurricane assessment team from Johnson Space Center and Marshall Space Flight Center tour the Thermal Protection System (TPS) Facility at KSC after Hurricane Frances ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  Members of a hurricane assessment team from Johnson Space Center and Marshall Space Flight Center observe the damage to the roof of the Thermal Protection System (TPS) Facility at KSC after Hurricane Frances hit the east coast of Central Florida and Kennedy Space Center. The facility, which creates the TPS tiles, blankets and all the internal thermal control systems for the Space Shuttles, is almost totally unserviceable at this time after losing approximately 35 percent of its roof.  Equipment and materials that survived the storm have been relocated to the RLV hangar near the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility. KSC-04pd1774

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Members of a hurricane assessment team f...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Members of a hurricane assessment team from Johnson Space Center and Marshall Space Flight Center observe the damage to the roof of the Thermal Protection System (TPS) Facility at ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  Members of a hurricane assessment team from Johnson Space Center and Marshall Space Flight Center observe the damage to the roof of the Thermal Protection System (TPS) Facility at KSC after Hurricane Frances hit the east coast of Central Florida and Kennedy Space Center.   Near the center is astronaut Scott Altmann, a member of the team.  The facility, which creates the TPS tiles, blankets and all the internal thermal control systems for the Space Shuttles, is almost totally unserviceable at this time after losing approximately 35 percent of its roof.  Equipment and materials that survived the storm have been relocated to the RLV hangar near the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility. KSC-04pd1773

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Members of a hurricane assessment team f...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Members of a hurricane assessment team from Johnson Space Center and Marshall Space Flight Center observe the damage to the roof of the Thermal Protection System (TPS) Facility at ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  In the RLV hangar at KSC, Terri McCall cleans up equipment removed from the hurricane-ravaged Thermal Protection System Facility (TPSF).  The facility, which creates the TPS tiles, blankets and all the internal thermal control systems for the Space Shuttles, is almost totally unserviceable at this time after losing approximately 35 percent of its roof due to Hurricane Frances, which blew across Central Florida Sept. 4-5.  The maximum wind at the surface from Hurricane Frances was 94 mph from the northeast at 6:40 a.m. on Sunday, September 5.  It was recorded at a weather tower located on the east shore of the Mosquito Lagoon near the Cape Canaveral National Seashore.  The highest sustained wind at KSC was 68 mph. KSC-04pd1783

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the RLV hangar at KSC, Terri McCall c...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the RLV hangar at KSC, Terri McCall cleans up equipment removed from the hurricane-ravaged Thermal Protection System Facility (TPSF). The facility, which creates the TPS tiles,... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  United Space Alliance worker Janet Mills stores equipment removed from the hurricane-ravaged Thermal Protection System Facility (TPSF) in the RLV hangar at KSC.  The TPSF, which creates the TPS tiles, blankets and all the internal thermal control systems for the Space Shuttles, is almost totally unserviceable at this time after losing approximately 35 percent of its roof due to Hurricane Frances, which blew across Central Florida Sept. 4-5.  Undamaged equipment has been moved to the hangar.  The maximum wind at the surface from Hurricane Frances was 94 mph from the northeast at 6:40 a.m. on Sunday, September 5.  It was recorded at a weather tower located on the east shore of the Mosquito Lagoon near the Cape Canaveral National Seashore.  The highest sustained wind at KSC was 68 mph. KSC-04pd1779

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - United Space Alliance worker Janet Mills...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - United Space Alliance worker Janet Mills stores equipment removed from the hurricane-ravaged Thermal Protection System Facility (TPSF) in the RLV hangar at KSC. The TPSF, which cr... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  In the RLV hangar at KSC, United Space Alliance workers Beth Smith (left) and Theresa Haygood unwrap equipment removed from the hurricane-ravaged Thermal Protection System Facility (TPSF).  The facility, which creates the TPS tiles, blankets and all the internal thermal control systems for the Space Shuttles, is almost totally unserviceable at this time after losing approximately 35 percent of its roof due to Hurricane Frances, which blew across Central Florida Sept. 4-5.  The maximum wind at the surface from Hurricane Frances was 94 mph from the northeast at 6:40 a.m. on Sunday, September 5.  It was recorded at a weather tower located on the east shore of the Mosquito Lagoon near the Cape Canaveral National Seashore.  The highest sustained wind at KSC was 68 mph. KSC-04pd1781

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the RLV hangar at KSC, United Space A...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the RLV hangar at KSC, United Space Alliance workers Beth Smith (left) and Theresa Haygood unwrap equipment removed from the hurricane-ravaged Thermal Protection System Facility... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  In the RLV hangar at KSC, United Space Alliance workers Frank Rhodes and Lynn Rosenbauer look at wrapped material removed from the hurricane-ravaged Thermal Protection System Facility (TPSF).  The facility, which creates the TPS tiles, blankets and all the internal thermal control systems for the Space Shuttles, is almost totally unserviceable at this time after losing approximately 35 percent of its roof due to Hurricane Frances, which blew across Central Florida Sept. 4-5.  The maximum wind at the surface from Hurricane Frances was 94 mph from the northeast at 6:40 a.m. on Sunday, September 5.  It was recorded at a weather tower located on the east shore of the Mosquito Lagoon near the Cape Canaveral National Seashore.  The highest sustained wind at KSC was 68 mph. KSC-04pd1782

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the RLV hangar at KSC, United Space A...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the RLV hangar at KSC, United Space Alliance workers Frank Rhodes and Lynn Rosenbauer look at wrapped material removed from the hurricane-ravaged Thermal Protection System Facil... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  In the RLV hangar at KSC, Steve Harrington talks to workers about the equipment removed from the hurricane-ravaged Thermal Protection System Facility (TPSF) now being stored in the hangar.  The facility, which creates the TPS tiles, blankets and all the internal thermal control systems for the Space Shuttles, is almost totally unserviceable at this time after losing approximately 35 percent of its roof due to Hurricane Frances, which blew across Central Florida Sept. 4-5.  The maximum wind at the surface from Hurricane Frances was 94 mph from the northeast at 6:40 a.m. on Sunday, September 5.  It was recorded at a weather tower located on the east shore of the Mosquito Lagoon near the Cape Canaveral National Seashore.  The highest sustained wind at KSC was 68 mph. KSC-04pd1785

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the RLV hangar at KSC, Steve Harringt...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the RLV hangar at KSC, Steve Harrington talks to workers about the equipment removed from the hurricane-ravaged Thermal Protection System Facility (TPSF) now being stored in the... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  In the RLV hangar at KSC, United Space Alliance workers Matt Carter (left) and Mike Sherman set up racks to hold equipment removed from the hurricane-ravaged Thermal Protection System Facility (TPSF).  The facility, which creates the TPS tiles, blankets and all the internal thermal control systems for the Space Shuttles, is almost totally unserviceable at this time after losing approximately 35 percent of its roof due to Hurricane Frances, which blew across Central Florida Sept. 4-5.  The maximum wind at the surface from Hurricane Frances was 94 mph from the northeast at 6:40 a.m. on Sunday, September 5.  It was recorded at a weather tower located on the east shore of the Mosquito Lagoon near the Cape Canaveral National Seashore.  The highest sustained wind at KSC was 68 mph. KSC-04pd1784

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the RLV hangar at KSC, United Space A...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the RLV hangar at KSC, United Space Alliance workers Matt Carter (left) and Mike Sherman set up racks to hold equipment removed from the hurricane-ravaged Thermal Protection Sys... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  In the RLV hangar at KSC, United Space Alliance worker Steve Mitchell unpacks equipment that was removed from the hurricane-ravaged Thermal Protection System Facility (TPSF).  The facility, which creates the TPS tiles, blankets and all the internal thermal control systems for the Space Shuttles, is almost totally unserviceable at this time after losing approximately 35 percent of its roof due to Hurricane Frances, which blew across Central Florida Sept. 4-5.  The maximum wind at the surface from Hurricane Frances was 94 mph from the northeast at 6:40 a.m. on Sunday, September 5.  It was recorded at a weather tower located on the east shore of the Mosquito Lagoon near the Cape Canaveral National Seashore.  The highest sustained wind at KSC was 68 mph. KSC-04pd1780

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the RLV hangar at KSC, United Space A...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the RLV hangar at KSC, United Space Alliance worker Steve Mitchell unpacks equipment that was removed from the hurricane-ravaged Thermal Protection System Facility (TPSF). The ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  In the RLV hangar at KSC, United Space Alliance workers set up shelves for equipment removed from the hurricane-ravaged Thermal Protection System Facility (TPSF) and now being stored in the hangar.  The facility, which creates the TPS tiles, blankets and all the internal thermal control systems for the Space Shuttles, is almost totally unserviceable at this time after losing approximately 35 percent of its roof due to Hurricane Frances, which blew across Central Florida Sept. 4-5.  The maximum wind at the surface from Hurricane Frances was 94 mph from the northeast at 6:40 a.m. on Sunday, September 5.  It was recorded at a weather tower located on the east shore of the Mosquito Lagoon near the Cape Canaveral National Seashore.  The highest sustained wind at KSC was 68 mph. KSC-04pd1792

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the RLV hangar at KSC, United Space A...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the RLV hangar at KSC, United Space Alliance workers set up shelves for equipment removed from the hurricane-ravaged Thermal Protection System Facility (TPSF) and now being stor... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  United Space Alliance workers Dallas Lewis (left) and Damon Petty carry out equipment from the Thermal Protection System Facility (TPSF).  The TPSF, which creates the TPS tiles, blankets and all the internal thermal control systems for the Space Shuttles, is almost totally unserviceable at this time after losing approximately 35 percent of its roof due to Hurricane Frances, which blew across Central Florida Sept. 4-5.  Undamaged equipment is being moved to the RLV hangar at KSC.  The maximum wind at the surface from Hurricane Frances was 94 mph from the northeast at 6:40 a.m. on Sunday, September 5.  It was recorded at a weather tower located on the east shore of the Mosquito Lagoon near the Cape Canaveral National Seashore.  The highest sustained wind at KSC was 68 mph. KSC-04pd1777

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - United Space Alliance workers Dallas Lew...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - United Space Alliance workers Dallas Lewis (left) and Damon Petty carry out equipment from the Thermal Protection System Facility (TPSF). The TPSF, which creates the TPS tiles, bl... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  United Space Alliance worker Janet Mills works on equipment in the temporary tile shop set up in the RLV hangar at KSC.  The hurricane-ravaged Thermal Protection System Facility (TPSF), which creates the TPS tiles, blankets and all the internal thermal control systems for the Space Shuttles, is almost totally unserviceable at this time after losing approximately 35 percent of its roof due to Hurricane Frances, which blew across Central Florida Sept. 4-5.  Undamaged equipment was removed from the TPSF and stored in the hangar.  The maximum wind at the surface from Hurricane Frances was 94 mph from the northeast at 6:40 a.m. on Sunday, September 5.  It was recorded at a weather tower located on the east shore of the Mosquito Lagoon near the Cape Canaveral National Seashore.  The highest sustained wind at KSC was 68 mph. KSC-04pd1793

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - United Space Alliance worker Janet Mills...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - United Space Alliance worker Janet Mills works on equipment in the temporary tile shop set up in the RLV hangar at KSC. The hurricane-ravaged Thermal Protection System Facility (T... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  In the Columbia debris hangar at KSC, a United Space Alliance worker lines up air heaters salvaged from the hurricane-ravaged Thermal Protection System Facility (TPSF) in order to dry them out.  The TPSF, which creates the TPS tiles, blankets and all the internal thermal control systems for the Space Shuttles, is almost totally unserviceable at this time after losing approximately 35 percent of its roof due to Hurricane Frances, which blew across Central Florida Sept. 4-5.  Undamaged equipment has been moved to the RLV hangar at KSC.  The maximum wind at the surface from Hurricane Frances was 94 mph from the northeast at 6:40 a.m. on Sunday, September 5.  It was recorded at a weather tower located on the east shore of the Mosquito Lagoon near the Cape Canaveral National Seashore.  The highest sustained wind at KSC was 68 mph. KSC-04pd1778

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Columbia debris hangar at KSC, a ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Columbia debris hangar at KSC, a United Space Alliance worker lines up air heaters salvaged from the hurricane-ravaged Thermal Protection System Facility (TPSF) in order to ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  United Space Alliance worker Bab Jarosz works with the 30-needle sewing machines from the Thermal Protection System Facility (TPSF).  A temporary tile shop has been set up in the RLV hangar at KSC after equipment was removed from the hurricane-ravaged facility.  The TPSF,  which creates the TPS tiles, blankets and all the internal thermal control systems for the Space Shuttles, is almost totally unserviceable at this time after losing approximately 35 percent of its roof due to Hurricane Frances, which blew across Central Florida Sept. 4-5.  The maximum wind at the surface from Hurricane Frances was 94 mph from the northeast at 6:40 a.m. on Sunday, September 5.  It was recorded at a weather tower located on the east shore of the Mosquito Lagoon near the Cape Canaveral National Seashore.  The highest sustained wind at KSC was 68 mph. KSC-04pd1790

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - United Space Alliance worker Bab Jarosz ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - United Space Alliance worker Bab Jarosz works with the 30-needle sewing machines from the Thermal Protection System Facility (TPSF). A temporary tile shop has been set up in the R... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  United Space Alliance workers Dallas Lewis (left) and Damon Petty clean up hurricane debris inside the Thermal Protection System Facility (TPSF).  Much of the roof was torn off by Hurricane Frances as it passed over Central Florida during the Labor Day weekend.  Undamaged equipment has been moved to the RLV hangar at KSC.  The TPSF, which creates the TPS tiles, blankets and all the internal thermal control systems for the Space Shuttles, is almost totally unserviceable at this time after losing approximately 35 percent of its roof.  The maximum wind at the surface from Hurricane Frances was 94 mph from the northeast at 6:40 a.m. on Sunday, September 5.  It was recorded at a weather tower located on the east shore of the Mosquito Lagoon near the Cape Canaveral National Seashore.  The highest sustained wind at KSC was 68 mph. KSC-04pd1776

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - United Space Alliance workers Dallas Lew...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - United Space Alliance workers Dallas Lewis (left) and Damon Petty clean up hurricane debris inside the Thermal Protection System Facility (TPSF). Much of the roof was torn off by ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -   In the RLV hangar at KSC, Steve Harrington talks to workers about the equipment removed from the hurricane-ravaged Thermal Protection System Facility (TPSF) now being stored in the hangar.  The facility, which creates the TPS tiles, blankets and all the internal thermal control systems for the Space Shuttles, is almost totally unserviceable at this time after losing approximately 35 percent of its roof due to Hurricane Frances, which blew across Central Florida Sept. 4-5.  The maximum wind at the surface from Hurricane Frances was 94 mph from the northeast at 6:40 a.m. on Sunday, September 5.  It was recorded at a weather tower located on the east shore of the Mosquito Lagoon near the Cape Canaveral National Seashore.  The highest sustained wind at KSC was 68 mph. KSC-04pd1786

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the RLV hangar at KSC, Steve Harring...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the RLV hangar at KSC, Steve Harrington talks to workers about the equipment removed from the hurricane-ravaged Thermal Protection System Facility (TPSF) now being stored in th... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  United Space Alliance worker Bab Jarosz works with the 30-needle sewing machines from the Thermal Protection System Facility (TPSF).  A temporary tile shop has been set up in the RLV hangar at KSC after equipment was removed from the hurricane-ravaged facility.  The TPSF,  which creates the TPS tiles, blankets and all the internal thermal control systems for the Space Shuttles, is almost totally unserviceable at this time after losing approximately 35 percent of its roof due to Hurricane Frances, which blew across Central Florida Sept. 4-5.  The maximum wind at the surface from Hurricane Frances was 94 mph from the northeast at 6:40 a.m. on Sunday, September 5.  It was recorded at a weather tower located on the east shore of the Mosquito Lagoon near the Cape Canaveral National Seashore.  The highest sustained wind at KSC was 68 mph. KSC-04pd1791

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - United Space Alliance worker Bab Jarosz ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - United Space Alliance worker Bab Jarosz works with the 30-needle sewing machines from the Thermal Protection System Facility (TPSF). A temporary tile shop has been set up in the R... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  United Space Alliance worker  Kathy Evans works on equipment in the temporary tile shop set up in the RLV hangar at KSC.  The hurricane-ravaged Thermal Protection System Facility (TPSF), which creates the TPS tiles, blankets and all the internal thermal control systems for the Space Shuttles, is almost totally unserviceable at this time after losing approximately 35 percent of its roof due to Hurricane Frances, which blew across Central Florida Sept. 4-5.  Undamaged equipment was removed from the TPSF and stored in the hangar.  The maximum wind at the surface from Hurricane Frances was 94 mph from the northeast at 6:40 a.m. on Sunday, September 5.  It was recorded at a weather tower located on the east shore of the Mosquito Lagoon near the Cape Canaveral National Seashore.  The highest sustained wind at KSC was 68 mph. KSC-04pd1794

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - United Space Alliance worker Kathy Evan...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - United Space Alliance worker Kathy Evans works on equipment in the temporary tile shop set up in the RLV hangar at KSC. The hurricane-ravaged Thermal Protection System Facility (... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  A temporary tile shop has been set up in the RLV hangar at KSC after equipment was removed from the hurricane-ravaged Thermal Protection System Facility (TPSF).  Here United Space Alliance worker Bab Jarosz works with the 30-needle sewing machines.  The TPSF,  which creates the TPS tiles, blankets and all the internal thermal control systems for the Space Shuttles, is almost totally unserviceable at this time after losing approximately 35 percent of its roof due to Hurricane Frances, which blew across Central Florida Sept. 4-5.  The maximum wind at the surface from Hurricane Frances was 94 mph from the northeast at 6:40 a.m. on Sunday, September 5.  It was recorded at a weather tower located on the east shore of the Mosquito Lagoon near the Cape Canaveral National Seashore.  The highest sustained wind at KSC was 68 mph. KSC-04pd1789

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - A temporary tile shop has been set up in...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - A temporary tile shop has been set up in the RLV hangar at KSC after equipment was removed from the hurricane-ravaged Thermal Protection System Facility (TPSF). Here United Space ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  In the RLV hangar at KSC, Kevin Harrington, manager of Softgoods Production, talks to workers about the equipment removed from the hurricane-ravaged Thermal Protection System Facility (TPSF) now being stored in the hangar.  The facility, which creates the TPS tiles, blankets and all the internal thermal control systems for the Space Shuttles, is almost totally unserviceable at this time after losing approximately 35 percent of its roof due to Hurricane Frances, which blew across Central Florida Sept. 4-5.  The maximum wind at the surface from Hurricane Frances was 94 mph from the northeast at 6:40 a.m. on Sunday, September 5.  It was recorded at a weather tower located on the east shore of the Mosquito Lagoon near the Cape Canaveral National Seashore.  The highest sustained wind at KSC was 68 mph. KSC-04pd1788

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the RLV hangar at KSC, Kevin Harringt...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the RLV hangar at KSC, Kevin Harrington, manager of Softgoods Production, talks to workers about the equipment removed from the hurricane-ravaged Thermal Protection System Facil... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  -  NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe (right) looks at equipment moved from the Thermal Protection System Facility to the RLV Hangar.  At left are United Space Alliance technicians Shelly Kipp and Eric Moss.  O’Keefe and NASA Associate Administrator of  Space Operations Mission Directorate William Readdy are visiting KSC to survey the damage sustained by KSC facilities from Hurricane Frances. The Thermal Protection System Facility (TPSF), which creates the TPS tiles, blankets and all the internal thermal control systems for the Space Shuttles, is almost totally unserviceable at this time after losing approximately 35 percent of its roof in the storm, which blew across Central Florida Sept. 4-5. Undamaged equipment was removed from the TPSF and stored in the hangar. The Labor Day storm also caused significant damage to the Vehicle Assembly Building and Processing Control Center.  Additionally, the Operations and Checkout Building, Vertical Processing Facility, Hangar AE, Hangar S and Hangar AF Small Parts Facility each received substantial damage. However, well-protected and unharmed were NASA’s three Space Shuttle orbiters - Discovery, Atlantis and Endeavour - along with the Shuttle launch pads, all of the critical flight hardware for the orbiters and the International Space Station, and NASA’s Swift spacecraft that is awaiting launch in October. KSC-04pd1843

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - - NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe (righ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - - NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe (right) looks at equipment moved from the Thermal Protection System Facility to the RLV Hangar. At left are United Space Alliance technicians Sh... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  Martin Wilson (left, in foreground), manager of Thermal Protection System (TPS) operations for United Space Alliance (USA), gives a tour of the hurricane-ravaged Thermal Protection System Facility to (from center) NASA Associate Administrator of  Space Operations Mission Directorate William Readdy,  NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe, Center Director James Kennedy and Director of Shuttle Processing Michael E. Wetmore.  The TPSF, which creates the TPS tiles, blankets and all the internal thermal control systems for the Space Shuttles, is almost totally unserviceable at this time after losing approximately 35 percent of its roof during Hurricane Frances, which blew across Central Florida Sept. 4-5. O’Keefe and Readdy are visiting KSC to survey the damage sustained by KSC facilities from the hurricane.  The Labor Day storm also caused significant damage to the Vehicle Assembly Building and Processing Control Center.  Additionally, the Operations and Checkout Building, Vertical Processing Facility, Hangar AE, Hangar S and Hangar AF Small Parts Facility each received substantial damage. However, well-protected and unharmed were NASA’s three Space Shuttle orbiters - Discovery, Atlantis and Endeavour - along with the Shuttle launch pads, all of the critical flight hardware for the orbiters and the International Space Station, and NASA’s Swift spacecraft that is awaiting launch in October. KSC-04pd1850

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Martin Wilson (left, in foreground), man...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Martin Wilson (left, in foreground), manager of Thermal Protection System (TPS) operations for United Space Alliance (USA), gives a tour of the hurricane-ravaged Thermal Protection... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  Looking at damage inside the hurricane-ravaged Thermal Protection System Facility are KSC Director of Spaceport Services Scott Kerr (left) and NASA Associate Administrator of  Space Operations Mission Directorate William Readdy (right).  The TPSF, which creates the TPS tiles, blankets and all the internal thermal control systems for the Space Shuttles, is almost totally unserviceable at this time after losing approximately 35 percent of its roof during Hurricane Frances, which blew across Central Florida Sept. 4-5.  Readdy and NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe are visiting KSC to survey the damage sustained by KSC facilities from the hurricane.  The Labor Day storm also caused significant damage to the Vehicle Assembly Building and Processing Control Center.  Additionally, the Operations and Checkout Building, Vertical Processing Facility, Hangar AE, Hangar S and Hangar AF Small Parts Facility each received substantial damage. However, well-protected and unharmed were NASA’s three Space Shuttle orbiters - Discovery, Atlantis and Endeavour - along with the Shuttle launch pads, all of the critical flight hardware for the orbiters and the International Space Station, and NASA’s Swift spacecraft that is awaiting launch in October. KSC-04pd1851

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Looking at damage inside the hurricane-r...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Looking at damage inside the hurricane-ravaged Thermal Protection System Facility are KSC Director of Spaceport Services Scott Kerr (left) and NASA Associate Administrator of Spac... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  Martin Wilson (second from right), manager of Thermal Protection System (TPS) operations for United Space Alliance (USA), briefs NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe, KSC Director of Shuttle Processing Michael E. Wetmore and Center Director James Kennedy about the temporary tile shop set up in the RLV hangar.  At far right is USA Manager of Soft Goods Production in the TPSF, Kevin Harrington. O’Keefe and NASA Associate Administrator of  Space Operations Mission Directorate William Readdy are visiting KSC to survey the damage sustained by KSC facilities from Hurricane Frances. The Thermal Protection System Facility (TPSF), which creates the TPS tiles, blankets and all the internal thermal control systems for the Space Shuttles, is almost totally unserviceable at this time after losing approximately 35 percent of its roof in the storm, which blew across Central Florida Sept. 4-5. Undamaged equipment was removed from the TPSF and stored in the hangar. The Labor Day storm also caused significant damage to the Vehicle Assembly Building and Processing Control Center.  Additionally, the Operations and Checkout Building, Vertical Processing Facility, Hangar AE, Hangar S and Hangar AF Small Parts Facility each received substantial damage. However, well-protected and unharmed were NASA’s three Space Shuttle orbiters -- Discovery, Atlantis and Endeavour - along with the Shuttle launch pads, all of the critical flight hardware for the orbiters and the International Space Station, and NASA’s Swift spacecraft that is awaiting launch in October. KSC-04pd1841

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Martin Wilson (second from right), manag...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Martin Wilson (second from right), manager of Thermal Protection System (TPS) operations for United Space Alliance (USA), briefs NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe, KSC Director of Sh... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  -  United Space Alliance technician Shelly Kipp (right) shows some of the material salvaged from the storm-ravaged Thermal Protection System Facility (TPSF) to NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe (left).  Martin Wilson (center), manager of TPS operations for USA, looks on.  The TPSF, which creates the TPS tiles, blankets and all the internal thermal control systems for the Space Shuttles, is almost totally unserviceable at this time after losing approximately 35 percent of its roof during Hurricane Frances, which blew across Central Florida Sept. 4-5. O’Keefe and NASA Associate Administrator of  Space Operations Mission Directorate William Readdy are visiting KSC to survey the damage sustained by KSC facilities from the hurricane.  Undamaged equipment was removed from the TPSF and stored in the RLV hangar. The Labor Day storm also caused significant damage to the Vehicle Assembly Building and Processing Control Center.  Additionally, the Operations and Checkout Building, Vertical Processing Facility, Hangar AE, Hangar S and Hangar AF Small Parts Facility each received substantial damage. However, well-protected and unharmed were NASA’s three Space Shuttle orbiters -- Discovery, Atlantis and Endeavour - along with the Shuttle launch pads, all of the critical flight hardware for the orbiters and the International Space Station, and NASA’s Swift spacecraft that is awaiting launch in October. KSC-04pd1845

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - - United Space Alliance technician Shel...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - - United Space Alliance technician Shelly Kipp (right) shows some of the material salvaged from the storm-ravaged Thermal Protection System Facility (TPSF) to NASA Administrator S... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  Martin Wilson (second from right), manager of Thermal Protection System (TPS) operations for United Space Alliance (USA) , introduces Kevin Harrington, manager of Soft Goods Production in the TPSF, during a briefing to (from left) NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe, KSC Director of Shuttle Processing Michael E. Wetmore, Center Director James Kennedy and KSC Director of the Spaceport Services Scott Kerr (behind Kennedy), on the temporary tile shop set up in the RLV hangar.  O’Keefe and NASA Associate Administrator of  Space Operations Mission Directorate William Readdy are visiting KSC to survey the damage sustained by KSC facilities from Hurricane Frances. The Thermal Protection System Facility (TPSF), which creates the TPS tiles, blankets and all the internal thermal control systems for the Space Shuttles, is almost totally unserviceable at this time after losing approximately 35 percent of its roof in the storm, which blew across Central Florida Sept. 4-5. The Labor Day storm also caused significant damage to the Vehicle Assembly Building and Processing Control Center.  Additionally, the Operations and Checkout Building, Vertical Processing Facility, Hangar AE, Hangar S and Hangar AF Small Parts Facility each received substantial damage. Undamaged equipment was removed from the TPSF and stored in the hangar. However, well-protected and unharmed were NASA’s three Space Shuttle orbiters -- Discovery, Atlantis and Endeavour - along with the Shuttle launch pads, all of the critical flight hardware for the orbiters and the International Space Station, and NASA’s Swift spacecraft that is awaiting launch in October. KSC-04pd1840

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Martin Wilson (second from right), manag...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Martin Wilson (second from right), manager of Thermal Protection System (TPS) operations for United Space Alliance (USA) , introduces Kevin Harrington, manager of Soft Goods Produc... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe looks at equipment moved from the Thermal Protection System Facility to the RLV Hangar.  AT right is Martin Wilson, manager of TPS operations for United Space Alliance.  O’Keefe and NASA Associate Administrator of  Space Operations Mission Directorate William Readdy are visiting KSC to survey the damage sustained by KSC facilities from Hurricane Frances. The Thermal Protection System Facility (TPSF), which creates the TPS tiles, blankets and all the internal thermal control systems for the Space Shuttles, is almost totally unserviceable at this time after losing approximately 35 percent of its roof in the storm, which blew across Central Florida Sept. 4-5. Undamaged equipment was removed from the TPSF and stored in the hangar. The Labor Day storm also caused significant damage to the Vehicle Assembly Building and Processing Control Center.  Additionally, the Operations and Checkout Building, Vertical Processing Facility, Hangar AE, Hangar S and Hangar AF Small Parts Facility each received substantial damage.  However, well-protected and unharmed were NASA’s three Space Shuttle orbiters -- Discovery, Atlantis and Endeavour - along with the Shuttle launch pads, all of the critical flight hardware for the orbiters and the International Space Station, and NASA’s Swift spacecraft that is awaiting launch in October. KSC-04pd1842

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe looks at...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe looks at equipment moved from the Thermal Protection System Facility to the RLV Hangar. AT right is Martin Wilson, manager of TPS operations for Un... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  Martin Wilson (far left), manager of Thermal Protection System (TPS) operations for United Space Alliance (USA), leads NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe (second from left) on a tour of the hurricane-ravaged Thermal Protection System Facility.  The TPSF, which creates the TPS tiles, blankets and all the internal thermal control systems for the Space Shuttles, is almost totally unserviceable at this time after losing approximately 35 percent of its roof in the storm, which blew across Central Florida Sept. 4-5. Undamaged equipment was removed from the TPSF and stored in the RLV hangar. O’Keefe and NASA Associate Administrator of  Space Operations Mission Directorate William Readdy are visiting KSC to survey the damage sustained by KSC facilities from the hurricane.  The Labor Day storm also caused significant damage to the Vehicle Assembly Building and Processing Control Center.  Additionally, the Operations and Checkout Building, Vertical Processing Facility, Hangar AE, Hangar S and Hangar AF Small Parts Facility each received substantial damage. However, well-protected and unharmed were NASA’s three Space Shuttle orbiters - Discovery, Atlantis and Endeavour - along with the Shuttle launch pads, all of the critical flight hardware for the orbiters and the International Space Station, and NASA’s Swift spacecraft that is awaiting launch in October. KSC-04pd1849

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Martin Wilson (far left), manager of The...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Martin Wilson (far left), manager of Thermal Protection System (TPS) operations for United Space Alliance (USA), leads NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe (second from left) on a tour ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  From left, Martin Wilson, manager of Thermal Protection System (TPS) operations for United Space Alliance, briefs NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe, KSC Director of the Spaceport Services Scott Kerr, NASA Associate Administrator of the Space Operations Mission Directorate William Readdy, and Center Director James Kennedy (right) on the temporary tile shop set up in the RLV hangar.  O’Keefe and Readdy are visiting KSC to survey the damage sustained by KSC facilities from Hurricane Frances. The Thermal Protection System Facility (TPSF), which creates the TPS tiles, blankets and all the internal thermal control systems for the Space Shuttles, is almost totally unserviceable at this time after losing approximately 35 percent of its roof in the storm, which blew across Central Florida Sept. 4-5. Undamaged equipment was removed from the TPSF and stored in the hangar. NASA’s three Space Shuttle orbiters -- Discovery, Atlantis and Endeavour - along with the Shuttle launch pads, all of the critical flight hardware for the orbiters and the International Space Station, and NASA’s Swift spacecraft, awaiting launch in October, were well protected and unharmed. KSC-04pd1839

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - From left, Martin Wilson, manager of The...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - From left, Martin Wilson, manager of Thermal Protection System (TPS) operations for United Space Alliance, briefs NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe, KSC Director of the Spaceport Ser... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  Looking at damage on the second floor of the hurricane-ravaged Thermal Protection System Facility (TPSF) are (from left) Kevin Harrington, manager of Soft Goods Production, TPSF ; Martin Wilson, manager of Thermal Protection System operations for USA; Scott Kerr, KSC director of Spaceport Services; and James Kennedy, Center director.  The TPSF, which creates the TPS tiles, blankets and all the internal thermal control systems for the Space Shuttles, is almost totally unserviceable at this time after losing approximately 35 percent of its roof during Hurricane Frances, which blew across Central Florida Sept. 4-5.  Undamaged equipment was removed from the TPSF and stored in the RLV hangar. NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe and NASA Associate Administrator of  Space Operations Mission Directorate William Readdy are visiting KSC to survey the damage sustained by KSC facilities from the hurricane.  The Labor Day storm also caused significant damage to the Vehicle Assembly Building and Processing Control Center.  Additionally, the Operations and Checkout Building, Vertical Processing Facility, Hangar AE, Hangar S and Hangar AF Small Parts Facility each received substantial damage. However, well-protected and unharmed were NASA’s three Space Shuttle orbiters - Discovery, Atlantis and Endeavour - along with the Shuttle launch pads, all of the critical flight hardware for the orbiters and the International Space Station, and NASA’s Swift spacecraft that is awaiting launch in October. KSC-04pd1852

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Looking at damage on the second floor of...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Looking at damage on the second floor of the hurricane-ravaged Thermal Protection System Facility (TPSF) are (from left) Kevin Harrington, manager of Soft Goods Production, TPSF ; ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Workers attempt to secure the roof of the Tile Shop in the Thermal Protection System Facility (TPSF) in preparation for Hurricane Jeanne, which is expected to impact Central Florida Sunday.  The TPSF, which creates the TPS tiles, blankets and all the internal thermal control systems for the Space Shuttles, lost approximately 35 percent of its roof during Hurricane Frances, which blew across Central Florida Sept. 4.  Jeanne is the fourth hurricane in 45 days to make landfall somewhere in the state. KSC-04pd1902

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Workers attempt to secure the roof of the...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Workers attempt to secure the roof of the Tile Shop in the Thermal Protection System Facility (TPSF) in preparation for Hurricane Jeanne, which is expected to impact Central Florida... more

S114E6666 - STS-114 - Gap filler material

S114E6666 - STS-114 - Gap filler material

The original finding aid described this as: Description: On Discovery's middeck, one of the STS-114 crew members opens a bag and pulls out a piece of the gap filler material that had been protruding from betwe... more

S114E6673 - STS-114 - Gap filler material

S114E6673 - STS-114 - Gap filler material

The original finding aid described this as: Description: On Discovery's middeck, one of the STS-114 crew members holds a piece of the gap filler material that had been protruding from between TPS tiles and ret... more

S114E6668 - STS-114 - Gap filler material

S114E6668 - STS-114 - Gap filler material

The original finding aid described this as: Description: On Discovery's middeck, one of the STS-114 crew members opens a bag and pulls out a piece of the gap filler material that had been protruding from betwe... more

S114E6669 - STS-114 - Gap filler material

S114E6669 - STS-114 - Gap filler material

The original finding aid described this as: Description: On Discovery's middeck, one of the STS-114 crew members opens a bag and pulls out a piece of the gap filler material that had been protruding from betwe... more

S114E6671 - STS-114 - Gap filler material

S114E6671 - STS-114 - Gap filler material

The original finding aid described this as: Description: On Discovery's middeck, one of the STS-114 crew members holds a piece of the gap filler material that had been protruding from between TPS tiles and ret... more

S114E6670 - STS-114 - Gap filler material

S114E6670 - STS-114 - Gap filler material

The original finding aid described this as: Description: On Discovery's middeck, one of the STS-114 crew members opens a bag and pulls out a piece of the gap filler material that had been protruding from betwe... more

S114E6672 - STS-114 - Gap filler material

S114E6672 - STS-114 - Gap filler material

The original finding aid described this as: Description: On Discovery's middeck, one of the STS-114 crew members holds a piece of the gap filler material that had been protruding from between TPS tiles and ret... more

S114E6665 - STS-114 - Gap filler material

S114E6665 - STS-114 - Gap filler material

The original finding aid described this as: Description: On Discovery's middeck, one of the STS-114 crew members opens a bag and pulls out a piece of the gap filler material that had been protruding from betwe... more

S114E6674 - STS-114 - Gap filler material

S114E6674 - STS-114 - Gap filler material

The original finding aid described this as: Description: On Discovery's middeck, one of the STS-114 crew members holds a piece of the gap filler material that had been protruding from between TPS tiles and ret... more

S114E6309 - STS-114 - Orbiter Boom Sensor System and TPS tiles on orbiter Discovery as seen during EVA 3

S114E6309 - STS-114 - Orbiter Boom Sensor System and TPS tiles on orbi...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: The Red Sea forms the backdrop for this view featuring a portion of thermal protection tiles on the Space Shuttle Discovery’s underside and the Orbiter ... more

S114E6310 - STS-114 - Orbiter Boom Sensor System and TPS tiles on orbiter Discovery as seen during EVA 3

S114E6310 - STS-114 - Orbiter Boom Sensor System and TPS tiles on orbi...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: The Red Sea forms the backdrop for this view featuring a portion of thermal protection tiles on the Space Shuttle Discovery’s underside and the Orbiter ... more

S114E6313 - STS-114 - Canadarm 2 and TPS tiles on orbiter Discovery as seen during EVA 3

S114E6313 - STS-114 - Canadarm 2 and TPS tiles on orbiter Discovery as...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: The Red Sea forms the backdrop for this view featuring a portion of thermal protection tiles on the Space Shuttle Discovery’s underside and the Orbiter ... more

S114E6667 - STS-114 - Gap filler material

S114E6667 - STS-114 - Gap filler material

The original finding aid described this as: Description: On Discovery's middeck, one of the STS-114 crew members opens a bag and pulls out a piece of the gap filler material that had been protruding from betwe... more

Orbiter Boom Sensor System and TPS tiles on orbiter Discovery as seen during EVA 3

Orbiter Boom Sensor System and TPS tiles on orbiter Discovery as seen ...

S114-E-6310 (3 August 2005) --- The Red Sea forms the backdrop for this view featuring a portion of thermal protection tiles on the Space Shuttle Discovery’s underside and the Canadian-built remote manipulator ... more

S134E008028 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

S134E008028 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Exterior view of damage to the Space Shuttle Endeavour (Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 105) Thermal Protection System (TPS) tiles (between the right landing gear ... more

S134E007942 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

S134E007942 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Exterior view of damage to the Space Shuttle Endeavour (Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 105) Thermal Protection System (TPS) tiles (between the right landing gear ... more

S134E007900 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

S134E007900 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Exterior view of damage to the Space Shuttle Endeavour (Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 105) Thermal Protection System (TPS) tiles (between the right landing gear ... more

S134E008059 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

S134E008059 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Exterior view of damage to the Space Shuttle Endeavour (Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 105) Thermal Protection System (TPS) tiles (between the right landing gear ... more

S134E008079 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

S134E008079 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Exterior view of damage to the Space Shuttle Endeavour (Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 105) Thermal Protection System (TPS) tiles (between the right landing gear ... more

S134E007916 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

S134E007916 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Exterior view of damage to the Space Shuttle Endeavour (Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 105) Thermal Protection System (TPS) tiles (between the right landing gear ... more

S134E007930 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

S134E007930 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Exterior view of damage to the Space Shuttle Endeavour (Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 105) Thermal Protection System (TPS) tiles (between the right landing gear ... more

S134E008108 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

S134E008108 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Exterior view of damage to the Space Shuttle Endeavour (Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 105) Thermal Protection System (TPS) tiles (between the right landing gear ... more

S134E008133 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

S134E008133 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Exterior view of damage to the Space Shuttle Endeavour (Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 105) Thermal Protection System (TPS) tiles (between the right landing gear ... more

S134E008138 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

S134E008138 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Exterior view of damage to the Space Shuttle Endeavour (Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 105) Thermal Protection System (TPS) tiles (between the right landing gear ... more

S134E007997 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

S134E007997 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Exterior view of damage to the Space Shuttle Endeavour (Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 105) Thermal Protection System (TPS) tiles (between the right landing gear ... more

S134E008232 - STS-134 - View of STS-134 MS Fincke working on the FD

S134E008232 - STS-134 - View of STS-134 MS Fincke working on the FD

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of STS-134 Mission Specialist (MS-1) Michael Fincke working at a laptop computer on the shuttle Endeavour aft Flight Deck. The shuttle Thermal Pro... more

S134E007955 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

S134E007955 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Exterior view of damage to the Space Shuttle Endeavour (Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 105) Thermal Protection System (TPS) tiles (between the right landing gear ... more

S134E007825 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

S134E007825 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Exterior view of damage to the Space Shuttle Endeavour (Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 105) Thermal Protection System (TPS) tiles (between the right landing gear ... more

S134E007962 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

S134E007962 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Exterior view of damage to the Space Shuttle Endeavour (Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 105) Thermal Protection System (TPS) tiles (between the right landing gear ... more

S134E007835 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

S134E007835 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Exterior view of damage to the Space Shuttle Endeavour (Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 105) Thermal Protection System (TPS) tiles (between the right landing gear ... more

S134E007811 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

S134E007811 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Exterior view of damage to the Space Shuttle Endeavour (Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 105) Thermal Protection System (TPS) tiles (between the right landing gear ... more

S134E008070 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

S134E008070 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Exterior view of damage to the Space Shuttle Endeavour (Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 105) Thermal Protection System (TPS) tiles (between the right landing gear ... more

S134E007822 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

S134E007822 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Exterior view of damage to the Space Shuttle Endeavour (Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 105) Thermal Protection System (TPS) tiles (between the right landing gear ... more

S134E007944 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

S134E007944 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Exterior view of damage to the Space Shuttle Endeavour (Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 105) Thermal Protection System (TPS) tiles (between the right landing gear ... more

S134E008152 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

S134E008152 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Exterior view of damage to the Space Shuttle Endeavour (Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 105) Thermal Protection System (TPS) tiles (between the right landing gear ... more

S134E007981 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

S134E007981 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Exterior view of damage to the Space Shuttle Endeavour (Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 105) Thermal Protection System (TPS) tiles (between the right landing gear ... more

S134E007991 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

S134E007991 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Exterior view of damage to the Space Shuttle Endeavour (Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 105) Thermal Protection System (TPS) tiles (between the right landing gear ... more

S134E007969 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

S134E007969 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Exterior view of damage to the Space Shuttle Endeavour (Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 105) Thermal Protection System (TPS) tiles (between the right landing gear ... more

S134E008067 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

S134E008067 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Exterior view of damage to the Space Shuttle Endeavour (Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 105) Thermal Protection System (TPS) tiles (between the right landing gear ... more

S134E008056 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

S134E008056 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Exterior view of damage to the Space Shuttle Endeavour (Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 105) Thermal Protection System (TPS) tiles (between the right landing gear ... more

S134E007953 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

S134E007953 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Exterior view of damage to the Space Shuttle Endeavour (Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 105) Thermal Protection System (TPS) tiles (between the right landing gear ... more

S134E007936 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

S134E007936 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Exterior view of damage to the Space Shuttle Endeavour (Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 105) Thermal Protection System (TPS) tiles (between the right landing gear ... more

S134E007937 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

S134E007937 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Exterior view of damage to the Space Shuttle Endeavour (Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 105) Thermal Protection System (TPS) tiles (between the right landing gear ... more

S134E007976 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

S134E007976 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Exterior view of damage to the Space Shuttle Endeavour (Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 105) Thermal Protection System (TPS) tiles (between the right landing gear ... more

S134E007996 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

S134E007996 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Exterior view of damage to the Space Shuttle Endeavour (Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 105) Thermal Protection System (TPS) tiles (between the right landing gear ... more

S134E008057 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

S134E008057 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Exterior view of damage to the Space Shuttle Endeavour (Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 105) Thermal Protection System (TPS) tiles (between the right landing gear ... more

S134E007882 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

S134E007882 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Exterior view of damage to the Space Shuttle Endeavour (Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 105) Thermal Protection System (TPS) tiles (between the right landing gear ... more

S134E008122 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

S134E008122 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Exterior view of damage to the Space Shuttle Endeavour (Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 105) Thermal Protection System (TPS) tiles (between the right landing gear ... more

S134E008048 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

S134E008048 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Exterior view of damage to the Space Shuttle Endeavour (Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 105) Thermal Protection System (TPS) tiles (between the right landing gear ... more

S134E007859 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

S134E007859 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Exterior view of damage to the Space Shuttle Endeavour (Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 105) Thermal Protection System (TPS) tiles (between the right landing gear ... more

S134E007843 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

S134E007843 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Exterior view of damage to the Space Shuttle Endeavour (Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 105) Thermal Protection System (TPS) tiles (between the right landing gear ... more

S134E007834 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

S134E007834 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Exterior view of damage to the Space Shuttle Endeavour (Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 105) Thermal Protection System (TPS) tiles (between the right landing gear ... more

S134E007878 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

S134E007878 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Exterior view of damage to the Space Shuttle Endeavour (Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 105) Thermal Protection System (TPS) tiles (between the right landing gear ... more

S134E007899 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

S134E007899 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Exterior view of damage to the Space Shuttle Endeavour (Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 105) Thermal Protection System (TPS) tiles (between the right landing gear ... more

S134E008015 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

S134E008015 - STS-134 - STS-134 IDC Focused Inspection of TPS Tiles

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Exterior view of damage to the Space Shuttle Endeavour (Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 105) Thermal Protection System (TPS) tiles (between the right landing gear ... more