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At Marshall's Michoud assembly operations in New Orleans, the S-IC-D dynamic test stage which had been moved into the staged test building from the horizontal installation position in the plant building on August 25, received only minor damage when the building itself was severly hit by Hurricane Betsy September 9. The Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF) is an 832-acre (3.4-km²) site owned by NASA in New Orleans East, a district within New Orleans, Louisiana in the United States.Organizationally it is part of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, and is currently a multi-tenant complex to allow commercial and government contractors, as well as government agencies, to use the site. House Joins In Honoring NASA's Michoud Facility Hurricane Katrina "Ride-Out" Team. Photographed Thursday, January 5, 2006. X Marks the Spot Scientists from the Louisiana State University (LSU) Louisiana Spatial Reference Center recently installed one of two GPS stations at the Michoud Assembly Facility. The stations represent how LSU, NASA, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration and the private sector, have come together to harness space technology to make New Orleans a safer and more … Barges chipped off large chunks of concrete along the Michoud Canal levee on Michoud Assembly Facility property during Hurricane Katrina. Press Release From: Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Democratic Caucus Posted: Monday, July 24, … Recovery efforts are underway at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, which was impacted by a tornado at 11:25 a.m. CST Tuesday. NASA is honoring 38 men and women who risked their lives during Hurricane Katrina to protect the agency's Michoud Assembly Facility, where space shuttle external fuel tanks are manufactured east of New Orleans.. All 3,500 employees at the facility have been accounted for, with five sustaining minor injuries. The Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF) is an 832-acre (337 ha) manufacturing complex owned by NASA in New Orleans East, a district within New Orleans, Louisiana, in the United States.Organizationally it is part of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, and is currently a multi-tenant complex [2] to allow commercial and government contractors, as well as government agencies, to use the site. Immediately upon leaving Michoud Assembly Facility this afternoon, we entered the Intracoastal Waterway and headed for Gulfport, Miss.

NASA.gov brings you the latest images, videos and news from America's space agency. NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans suffered damage from a tornado Feb. 7, but the agency said no critical space hardware was damaged. Two commercial tug boats hooked up our tow from Pegasus and without fan fare we were off on the first leg of our trip to the Kennedy Space Center.