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 at 90 mph in the windspeed," Kennedy Space Center tweeted.
A 120-strong team of NASA personnel roars out of 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
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On Aug. 30, NASA has confirmed that its Mobile Launcher has been moved to the space agency's gigantic Vehicle Assembly Building to protect it from Dorian.
The Mobile Launcher is the key to America's space future. It will be used to launch NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft from Kennedy Space Center's Launch Pad 39B for the future Artemis missions to the Moon.
Kennedy Space Center's Visitor Complex closed through Thursday as a result of Hurricane Dorian.
President Trump expressed some relief about Hurricane Dorian's impact on Florida Wednesday, saying "we got lucky in Florida."
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Still, his administration is bracing for significant amounts of rain and storm surge as the hurricane makes its way up the Atlantic coast.
Dorian is moving parallel to the northeastern coast of Florida, with rainbands bringing heavy rain to the southeast US coast.
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Florida's official hurricane season runs from June 1 through Nov. 30, and typically enters its peak in mid-August.
The Associated Press contributed to this article. Follow James Rogers on Twitter @jamesjrogers