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Old Posted Apr 19, 2006, 2:57 PM
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Huntsville, Houston, Cape Canaveral.....
Many are unaware of the critical role that New Orleans and the Gulf Coast play in the nations space industry, Two large NASA facilities are located there providing thousands of jobs, NASA Michoud in New Orleans East and John Stennis Space Center in Bay St. Louis/Slidell........the future looks great!

Officials Discuss Future Of New Orleans In Space Exploration
04-19-2006 7:08 AM

(New Orleans, LA) -- NASA and Louisiana economic development officials are gathering in New Orleans today. They are looking to highlight the value to NASA, Louisiana, and the nation, of the NASA Michoud complex in New Orleans. It's where contractors manufacture, assemble, and process the space shuttle's external tank. Officials are also using the event to provide an update progress of NASA's Constellation Systems Launch Vehicles Program. It is slated in the coming decade to build and fly vehicles that will lift future generations of explorers to the moon, Mars and beyond. Elements of the new launch systems will be manufactured and processed at the New Orleans facility.
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