What areas are closed when NASA launch the shuttle?

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What areas are closed when NASA launch the shuttle?

Post by ettienne » Fri Dec 07, 2007 4:02 pm

I was planning on going to ML tomorrow (Saturday), but that may be off limits if the shuttle launches. What areas and roads are still open during a launch?
KARS park?
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Post by BlueCrab » Fri Dec 07, 2007 4:07 pm

http://www.fws.gov/merrittisland/

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Post by rev » Fri Dec 07, 2007 5:53 pm

It's best to check frequently.


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Post by BlueCrab » Sat Dec 08, 2007 2:18 pm

rev wrote:...said the guy who hasn't fished salt in 2 years...


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Post by stubb » Sun Dec 09, 2007 6:09 pm

Essentially, south of Haulover Canal; east of the drawbridge at Titusville. Since the bird may not lift until January, they've likely lifted the security zones.
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Post by Capt Bob J. » Mon Dec 10, 2007 1:08 pm

I'll add to what Stubb said, which is correct!

The space shuttles are now launching from pad 39A. They were launching from 39B but it's being torn down or refurbished, I'm not sure which will be the final outcome for pad 39B. Pad 39A is a bit south of 39B, and that is why KARS has been closed for three days before the last few launches.

Basically, when a shuttle is on any pad the south end of Mosquito Lagoon will be off-limits. When a shuttle is on pad 39A the south end of Mosquito Lagoon and the nmz will be closed to all fishing or boating. KARS will still be open, but launching canoes or kayaks into the nmz is not allowed when a shuttle is on pad 39A; only fishing from shore is allowed then.

I hope this answered your question.
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Post by BearsFan » Mon Dec 10, 2007 1:24 pm

When they send the helicopters after you then you know you are fishing in the good sopts.
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