NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility builds rockets to return to the moon

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Michoud Assembly Facility, located in New Orleans, is a world class manufacturing facility owned by NASA. The 832-acre complex is the nation’s premiere site for manufacturing and assembly of large-scale space structures and systems. It’s still currently one of the largest manufacturing plants in the world and employs over 4,200 people. Moses Engineers previously provided mechanical designs for their 10,500 ton air conditioning system. We are proud to have them as a former client and enjoy seeing where their manufacturing takes us.

The facility has been involved with every human space flight mission for NASA, and it’s currently building rockets for the Artemis program. The first Artemis rocket will launch on a crew-less mission to orbit the moon on August 29th. The second rocket, set to launch in 2024, will carry two astronauts for a trip around the moon and back. The third rocket being built at the Michoud Assembly Facility will eventually take two astronauts to the surface of the moon. That mission has a projected date of 2025, and it will put the first woman and the first person of color on the moon.

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The Artemis program doesn’t end there though. NASA’s Josh Whitehead announced at a news conference last week that by the 2030s they plan to go to Mars. To learn more about NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility and the Artemis program, check out the full article here.