Storm clouds pass over the Vehicle Assembly building at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., on last Thursday. Image credit NASA
Thunderstorms, lightning struck and there were reports of hail. Wind gusts reached 90 mph (145 km/h). Two funnel clouds were reported as the severe weather continued.
Funnel clouds are rotating columns of wind coming off clouds; if they touch the ground, they form tornadoes. Endeavour’s external fuel tank sustained minor damage.
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