Funnel cloud hangs over launch pad
BY STEPHEN CLARK
Posted: August 6, 2010
A funnel cloud appeared over the Kennedy Space Center on Friday, hanging over the space shuttle's launch complex and triggering warning sirens.
The funnel dropped from a pop-up thunderstorm just before 1:30 p.m. EDT, but the swirling cloud never touched down on land or in the Atlantic Ocean offshore KSC. It appeared over launch pad 39B as viewed from the KSC press site near the Vehicle Assembly Building.
Tornado sirens at the space center blared for a few minutes as the funnel drifted near the beach. The warning horn cut off as the funnel dissipated and moved out of the area.