A video posted on social media by NASA shows 62 mph wind and rain from Hurricane Dorian whipping through the Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Control Center parking lot at 3 a.m. EDT Wednesday.

At its closest point, the eye of the hurricane came within 70 nautical miles of Cape Canaveral, according to NASA. “Data from our 250 foot tower clocked the top windspeed at 90 mph,” Kennedy Space Center tweeted.

A 120-strong team of NASA personnel rode out the storm at Kennedy Space Center, monitoring any damage to key launch infrastructure.

“The Damage Assessment and Recovery Team will fully survey Kennedy for #HurricaneDorian damage on Thursday,” Kennedy Space Center tweeted Wednesday. Workers will be returning to the famous launch site on Thursday.

HURRICANE DORIAN: NASA TEAM SET TO RIDE OUT STORM AT KENNEDY SPACE CENTER

On Aug. 30, NASA confirmed that its Mobile Launcher had been moved to the space agency’s gigantic Vehicle Assembly Building to prot

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