Final Up to date: Tuesday, August 29, 2017, 6:fifty five PM EDT
Johnson Area Middle, the NASA facility that handles operations in area, is now closed to anybody however important personnel.
- Johnson Area Middle in Houston closed
- Solely mission important personnel permitted on property
- Johnson handles NASA’s astronaut corp, the ISS
JSC introduced the middle would stay closed till Tuesday, Sept. 5 to anybody however individuals deemed “mission important.” Its asking individuals to not are available until they hear from a supervisor, together with civilian personnel and contractors.
Ellen Ochoa, Johnson Area Middle director, tweeted earlier Tuesday that JSC has seen forty two inches of complete rainfall from Harvey. The middle says a further 1.5 to three inches of rainfall is feasible via midnight, with a further 1 to 2 inches potential in a single day.
Ochoa tweeted that the shutdown will permit Johnson Area Middle prioritize operations, in addition to do a full website evaluation.
Johnson Area Middle is the primary hub for NASA’s astronauts, together with coaching. It additionally handles mission operations, such because the Worldwide Area Station. It is thought-about one in every of NASA’s largest analysis and improvement amenities.