|Antares 1st stage booster sits on the launch pad at Wallops Island. Credit AP|
The launch pad, liquid fuel facilities, and other hardware facilities were designed to withstand severe ocean side saltwater blasts, potential flooding and high winds. Nonetheless, there is little comfort in knowing that the best work is about to be tested by nature's reality. Moreover, the safety of the talented people, and their families, associated with the facility and programs are of primary concern.