Mission Control Roof Damaged But JSC Escapes the Worst of Ike

NASA Update
Houston Chronicle

“NASA’s Mission Control at Johnson Space Center sustained roof damage from high winds during Hurricane Ike, the space agency said Saturday.

A rideout team operating the control center during the storm was able to protect computers and other critical equipment before they could be damaged, said space agency spokesman John Ira Petty.”

Mission control appears to escape major damage
Spaceflight Now

“A rideout team at the Johnson Space Center endured a virtual direct hit from Hurricane Ike early Saturday, firing up generators to keep sensitive computer and communications gear in mission control on line when power was lost. A detailed assessment is not yet available, but officials said no injuries were reported and the space center appeared to escape major damage.”