Power Restored at NASA Center After Tower Damaged

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    CenterPoint Energy replaces power at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.

    Electricity has been restored to NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston after the complex had to temporarily operate on backup generators when a nearby transmission tower was damaged.

    Space center officials say power was restored Thursday after it had to be taken off line a day earlier when the tower was hit by a truck.

    CenterPoint Energy placed two circuits on the tower on temporary poles so it could restore power to the complex. The tower was expected to be replaced at a later date.

    The space center reopened at noon Thursday but employees were asked to dress comfortably because there would be no heat or humidity control. All services at the complex were expected to be restored by Thursday evening.