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NASA, Louisiana Officials Break Ground for $40 Million Research, Development Building at Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans
01.17.08
 
Kimberly Newton
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
256-544-0034
kimberly.d.newton@nasa.gov

Photo release: 08-008


This rendering depicts a concept for a new Research and Development Administration Building to be constructed at the Michoud Assembly Facility. + Large (3216 x 1400, 300 ppi)
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This rendering depicts a concept for a new, 120,000-square-foot Research and Development Administration Building to be constructed at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. The building, to be completed in December 2010, is funded by the state of Louisiana, through the University of New Orleans Research & Technical Foundation and the Louisiana Office of Economic Development, as part of a long-term NASA partnership agreement. Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco and other state and NASA officials jointly turned the first shovelfuls of earth at a groundbreaking ceremony in December 2007. NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., manages the work of the Michoud facility on behalf of the agency – including manufacture and assembly of hardware for the space shuttle external tank and the Ares launch vehicles that will carry explorers to Earth orbit, to the moon and beyond. (NASA/MSFC)

From left, Sheila Cloud, Michoud transition director; Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco; Robert Lightfoot, deputy director of Marshall Center.; and Michael Olivier, Louisiana state secretary of economic development. + Large (3216 x 1395, 300 ppi)
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Sharing earth-turning duties at the December 2007 groundbreaking for a new research and administrative facility at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans are, from left, Sheila Cloud, NASA's Michoud transition director; Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco; Robert Lightfoot, deputy director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.; and Michael Olivier, Louisiana state secretary of economic development. The new, 120,000-square-foot Research and Development Administration Building, to be completed by December 2010, is funded by the state of Louisiana, through the University of New Orleans Research & Technical Foundation and the Louisiana Office of Economic Development, as part of a long-term NASA partnership agreement. The Marshall Center manages the work of the Michoud facility on behalf of the agency – including manufacture and assembly of hardware for the space shuttle external tank and the Ares launch vehicles that will carry explorers to Earth orbit, to the moon and beyond. (NASA/MSFC)


Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco, left, addresses attendees at the December 2007 groundbreaking ceremony for the new Research and Development Administration Building on-site at Michoud Assembly Facility. + Large (3216 x 2136, 300 ppi)
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Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco, left, addresses attendees at the December 2007 groundbreaking ceremony for the new, 120,000-square-foot Research and Development Administration Building on-site at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. Looking on are Robert Lightfoot, deputy director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., center, and Michael Olivier, Louisiana state secretary of economic development, left. The facility, to be completed by December 2010, is funded by the state of Louisiana, through the University of New Orleans Research & Technical Foundation and the Louisiana Office of Economic Development, as part of a long-term NASA partnership agreement. The Marshall Center manages the work of the Michoud facility on behalf of the agency – including manufacture and assembly of hardware for the space shuttle external tank and the Ares launch vehicles that will carry explorers to Earth orbit, to the moon and beyond. (NASA/MSFC)

Clockwise from upper left, Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco; Sheila Cloud, transition director for Michoud; Michael Flick, chairman of the University of New Orleans Research & Technology Foundation; Robert Lightfoot, deputy director of Marshall Center; and Michael Olivier, Louisiana state secretary of economic development. + Large (2100 x 1395, 300 ppi)
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NASA and Louisiana officials who recently signed an agreement to build a new, $40 million research and development facility at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans include, clockwise from upper left, Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco; Sheila Cloud, transition director for Michoud; Michael Flick, chairman of the University of New Orleans Research & Technology Foundation; Robert Lightfoot, deputy director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.; and Michael Olivier, Louisiana state secretary of economic development. The 120,000-square-foot Research and Development Administration Building at Michoud is funded by the state of Louisiana, through the University of New Orleans Research & Technical Foundation and the Louisiana Office of Economic Development, as part of a long-term NASA partnership agreement. The building is slated to be completed in December 2010. The Marshall Center manages the work of the Michoud facility on behalf of the agency – including manufacture and assembly of hardware for the space shuttle external tank and the Ares launch vehicles that will carry explorers to Earth orbit, to the moon and beyond. (NASA/MSFC)


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