Kennedy Space Center (KSC) will be closed due to Hurricane Irma on Friday, September 8, 2017, and Monday, September 11, 2017.   KSC will reopen when the storm passes and the Center has been declared safe. 


Contractor employees with questions about their attendance requirements should contact their contract management.

NASA Exchange services ? KARS Park I will remain open until noon on Friday, September 8, 2017, to allow customers to remove property from storage.  All other Exchange services will resume operations when the Center reopens.  Please call the KSC duty status line for status on Exchange operations.

Emergency preparedness

*Cover electronic equipment with plastic and elevate, if possible, prior to evacuating the Center.

  • Secure all sensitive material from desks and work areas.
  • Clear food from refrigerators.


The KSC Emergency Operations Center and the Center leadership team will continue to monitor the situation and make decisions in the best interests of KSC’s workforce.  Updates will be provided as they occur.  For further information and updates, continue to monitor the KSC duty status line, 321-861-7900, or toll-free, 866-572-4877 (866-KSC-HURR).  Local news stations will also announce information on Center status.  In addition, employees can access updates on the following KSC social media and Web blog sites:;;


The duty status at KSC will be posted throughout the day until Hurricane Irma is no longer a potential threat to KSC.