NASA’s Johnson Space Center Braces for More Flooding from Harvey

As a sleet continues currently (Aug. 29), NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston is fresh for some-more flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey.

According to JSC’s puncture government news service, a space core will sojourn sealed currently to non-mission-essential organisation — sum rainfall has reached some-more than 42 inchesat a building that houses NASA’s Mission Control, a use said. Flash inundate warnings will continue until 11:15 p.m. internal time.

The JSC’s puncture Twitter feed has ceaselessly posted updates, stating progressing currently that they will weigh when it’s protected for teams to check a facility’s bedrooms and infrastructure.


Tropical Storm Harvey fills a International Space Station's cupola in this print taken by NASA wanderer Randy Bresnik.
Credit: Randy Bresnik/Twitter

Meanwhile, NASA’s Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite has monitored a storm’s fast intensification, NASA officials said in a statement.

“The images uncover Harvey’s limit breeze speeds increasing from approximately 56 miles per hour (25 meters per second) to about 107 miles per hour (47.8 meters per second) in a 36 hours only before landfall,” NASA officials said. Several other US booster have also kept tabs on a storm.

Ocean aspect breeze speeds as imaged by NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite on Aug. 24 and Aug. 26. Red indicates top breeze speed.
Credit: NASA/JPL

Aboard a International Space Station, organisation members continue to document a storm’s sprawling swirl: “This large charge covers most of a setting from adult here,” NASA wanderer Randy Bresnik wrote yesterday (Aug. 28).

At slightest 9 have died, and some-more than 30,000 people in Houston and a Gulf Coast might need proxy preserve in a arise of a storm, that strike Texas’ southeast seashore Friday night (Aug. 25), a Los Angeles Times reported. The area continues to be dangerous in a face of postulated flooding. 

“As shortly as it becomes possible, we will consider a damage, rebuild, support any other and continue carrying out the mission,” Ellen Ochoa, JSC’s director, wrote in an update this morning. “My thoughts are with we as we continue this charge together.” 

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