Hurricane Dorian has developed into a major hurricane with projected hurricane strength winds affecting KSC tentatively starting this evening.

KSC and the Visitors Complex are closed and will remain closed through at least Wednesday, September 4. Please continue to check this site for status changes and updates.

Only Ride-Out Team personnel are permitted on KSC.

Please take precautions and follow local emergency management evacuation recommendations.

For all questions regarding water and utility services, please check with your local municipalities’ water provider for details regarding their status and continuation of services.

KSC Ride-Out Team members only:

KSC Ride-Out Team will report to the center by Monday, September 2, at 5 p.m. Please check this site daily at 10 a.m. for any updates to schedules and reporting times.

KSC DART members only:

Please check this site daily at 10 a.m. for any updates to schedules and reporting times.

Workforce Update:

NASA Civil Service employees. In accordance with 5 C.F.R. Part 610, subpart C, the Center Director has determined that the closure of Kennedy Space Center on September 2, is necessary because normal operations of the Center are interrupted by Hurricane Dorian – an event beyond the control of NASA management or employees. Accordingly, all NASA civil servants are relieved from duty with pay on September 2, through at least September 4. All civil servants must return to regular duty or be in a proper leave status beginning no earlier than Thursday, September 5.

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

Travel: Supervisors and employees should discuss travel plans that may be impacted by Hurricane Dorian. If travel plans need to be changed, travelers should call CI Travel at 1-855-896-7941. Any other travel-related questions may be directed to Ryan Richards at 321-603-9374 or to Tony Derbyshire at 321-298-5607.

For center status and return to work instructions, continue to check your email, the KSC Recorded Center Status Lines at 861-7900 or 866-KSC-HURR (866-572-4877) or http://kscsos.com for updated information.