NASA Day in Baton Rouge
NASA Day in Baton Rouge

NASA celebrated the agency's partnership with the people and industries of Louisiana at "NASA Day in Baton Rouge" on May 8. Patrick Scheuermann, right, director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., met with state officials, including Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, left, and La. State Rep. Greg Cromer. Other NASA representatives talked with Louisiana officials, as well as members of the public, about the NASA science, engineering and exploration exhibits on display in the state Capitol building - all demonstrating the space agency's work in Louisiana and around the country. New Orleans is home to NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility, where the workforce has built and assembled large, complex space systems and structures for a number of NASA programs and projects, including 136 external fuel tanks for the Space Shuttle Program.

Image credit: NASA/Eric Bordelon

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