John Clark wrote:
> I'll be offline for a while but it won't be for long. I hope. It
> seems that Hurricane Floyd doesn't like me, it's is heading my way
> and wants to pick a fight. I don't like to think of myself as a
> coward but my place is only 75 feet from the Atlantic Ocean and
> 155 mile per hour sustained winds scare the hell out of me. It may
> be a cliche but it's nevertheless true, discretion really is the
> better part of valor and I'm getting the hell out of here. I'm
> certain that eventually nature will be our servant, but we're
> sure not there yet. Goodbye.
If Cape Canaveral takes a direct hit, the RLV launch market might open up too. [1/2 a :)] Three shuttles are in buildings rated at 105 to 125 MPH; a gust to 190 would shred them for sure. Damage to the cape alone in the event of a direct hit would be over $20B.
-- Doug Jones, Rocket Plumber