May 4, 2009
NASA awards Michoud support contract
The U.S. space agency says it has awarded Jacobs Technology of Tullahoma, Tenn., a manufacturing support and facilities operations contract.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration contract has a three-year base period of performance and two one-year options.
Michoud, a NASA-owned facility, is one of the world's largest manufacturing plants. For 35 years, the Space Shuttle Program has manufactured and built the external fuel tank at Michoud.
The facility supports several major projects for the Constellation Program, which is developing NASA's next generation of crew exploration and launch vehicles.
Michoud has more than 2.2 million square feet of manufacturing space and is one of the largest employers in Louisiana with more than 3,900 workers.