NASA launches plan to protect rockets and other space tools from rising sea levels
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Many of NASA's facilities are coastal and vulnerable to storms and flooding
NASA has released a plan to protect its missions and facilities from the ravages of climate change.

The US space agency's facilities, vehicles, equipment and infrastructure face threats related to climate change. Approximately two-thirds of agency assets are located within 16 feet of mean sea level along America's coasts.

Some of these assets are located in areas already experiencing high water levels and other impacts from sea level rise. Temperature, precipitation, and extreme weather events are expected to affect others.

"NASA has unique assets it must protect – scientific equipment and capabilities that allow us to understand this climate crisis on Earth as well as explore the universe," said NASA Administrator Bill Nelson.

"Thankfully, we have the ingenuity and engineering…
Samuel Webb
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