As Hurricane Dorian threatens Space Coast, NASA, SpaceX and ULA work to secure their launch pads

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    On the Space Coast, where some models put Hurricane Dorian touching land early next week, teams at Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station are working to secure multi-million-dollar equipment ahead of the storm.

    A major storm slamming the space center facilities head-on would be a first. Past storms have come close — damage from Hurricane Matthew in 2016 cost KSC millions of dollars in repairs and Hurricane Frances in 2004 toppled a Mercury-Redstone rocket at KSC’s credentialing center and tore off panels from the iconic Vehicle Assembly Building, for example.