The Kennedy Space Center returned to normal operations today with the passage of Tropical Storm Ernesto late Wednesday. There is no apparent damage to Space Shuttle Atlantis at Pad 39-B or to the Delta II rocket for the STEREO mission at Pad 17-B. Inspections are continuing today. No damage to facilities on Kennedy Space Center or Cape Canaveral Air Force Station has been found.

The peak wind at Pad 39-B was 44 mph, and the total rainfall for the storm was 4.16 inches. At the top of the 500-foot weather tower located north of the Vehicle Assembly Building, a peak wind of 56 mph was measured.

Launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis is targeted for no earlier than Wednesday, Sept. 6.