Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex reopened Friday, after Hurricane Irma forced a six-day closure.

The center’s life-size replicas of the space shuttle fuel tank and booster rockets were unharmed and still standing outside the home of shuttle Atlantis. No major damage was reported at the visitor complex, according to a KSC spokesperson.

The extended closure was caused by a water main break to the Cocoa Utility Water System. The entire Cocoa utility area is still under a precautionary boil water notice.

KSC Bus Tours, special interest tours, Apollo/Saturn V Center and Lunch with an Astronaut will not be available.

Free parking, bottled water and a souvenir gift are being offered to visitors.

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The youngest of seven children, Terry O. Roen followed two older brothers into journalism. Her career started as a reporter for the Orlando Sentinel, where she wrote stories on city and county government, schools, courts and religion. She has also reported for the Associated Press, where she covered the Casey Anthony and Trayvon Martin trials along with the Pulse massacre. Married to her husband, Hal, they have two children and live in Winter Park. A lifelong tourist in her own state, she writes about Central Florida’s growing tourism industry for Florida Politics and Orlando Rising.

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