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Barge Pegasus docked in harbor at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans.
Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF).

Michoud Assembly Facility

For more than half a century, NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans has been “America’s Rocket Factory,” the nation’s premiere site for manufacturing and assembly of large-scale space structures and systems. Michoud is NASA-owned and managed for the agency by Marshall Space Flight Center.

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Location

New Orleans, Louisiana

founded

September 7, 1961

people

3,500+

Director

Hansel D. V. Gill

2023 Michoud Assembly Facility Year-In-Review

March 8, 2024

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This photo shows how technicians at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans install the RS-25 engines onto the core stage for the agency’s SLS (Space Launch System) rocket that will help power NASA’s first crewed Artemis mission to the Moon.

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