Michoud Assembly Facility

NASA ACCELERATES PACE OF CORE STAGE PRODUCTION WITH NEW TOOL

The boat-tail structure, a fairing-like cover designed to protect the bottom end of the core stage and the RS-25 engines, has been joined to one of the most complicated and intricate parts of NASA’s Space Launch System, the engine section. The engine section comprises the lowest portion of the massive core stage of the deep […]

PIECE BY PIECE: BUILDING SPACE LAUNCH SYSTEM’S CORE STAGE

The largest rocket stage in the world is coming together piece by piece at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. Large elements for NASA’s Space Launch System are in production and will be joined together to create the rocket’s 212-foot-tall core stage, the backbone of the SLS rocket. Why is NASA building the world’s […]

TRANSPORT OF SATURN V ROCKET STAGE TO STENNIS SPACE CENTER A MATTER OF REAL HISTORY

History both repeated and foreshadowed itself with transport of the S-IC-15 Saturn V rocket stage to NASA’s Stennis Space Center this month. It repeated in literal fashion. The stage was transported from NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility to Stennis Space Center on June 16, via the same water route it took more than 45 years ago […]

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