Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Natural Gas Leak Causes Evacuations At Shuttle Homeport

A natural gas leak prompted the evacuation of several buildings at Kennedy Space Center today but NASA officials say the leak was stopped and no one was injured.

Dozens of people in the Launch Complex 39 area streamed from the Orbiter Processing Facility, the Vehicle Assembly Building, two operations support buildings and a multi-function facility that houses a cafeteria. Security officials blocked off roadways in the area and fire department personnel are on the scene.

ABOUT THE IMAGE: Click to enlarge the image of people outside one of the operations support buildings in the KSC Launch Complex 39 area. Florida Today Reporter James Dean took the cell phone phone from the Launch Complex 39 Press Site.

1 comment:

Annie said...

Why would NASA use natural gas? Do they heat their facility, or even need heat? Why not solar energy, after all, they live in the Sunshine State. Seems odd to me...