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The Future of MAF: Capabilities and Facilities
Michoud is a NASA-owned facility located in eastern New Orleans and is managed by the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. It is one of the few manufacturing facilities, including the tooling inside, owned by NASA. This gives Michoud the unique capability to manufacture large aerospace structures at one location.

Michoud is one of the largest employers in Louisiana, with more than 4,200 people on-site. It has all the parts of an infrastructure that keep a facility running, including security, information technology networks, power, medical services and fire protection.

Site Capabilities:
  • 832 acre site
  • 3.8 million square feet of total infrastructure, including deep water access
  • 900,000 square feet office facilities
  • 400,000 square feet warehouse facilities
  • 200,000 square feet of site operations
  • 27 major utility systems
  • port/harbor facilities
  • interstate access
  • nearby railway accessible
  • on site parking (5,300 vehicles)

  • Manufacturing Capabilities:
  • 2.2 million square feet of manufacturing space (open high bay areas)
  • full complement of plant equipment, tooling and skills

  • Testing Capabilities (component and full scale):
  • hydrostatic testing
  • structural load testing

  • Advanced Manufacturing Capabilities:
  • National Center for Advanced Manufacturing