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2014-04-15 12:21:53

NEW ORLEANS, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin's (NYSE: LMT) first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) tank has transitioned from the assembly line to the shipyard for integration with the Wartsila LNG propulsion system. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110419/PH85737LOGO-b Weighing in at 250,000 pounds, this LNG tank built with U.S. steel is the first of its kind for Lockheed Martin and will soon be used for marine applications under contract to Wartsila, a Finnish power...

NASA Administrator Bolden Visits Michoud Assembly Facility
2014-01-14 08:43:50

NASA NASA Administrator Charles Bolden Monday visited the agency’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans to see the progress being made on the Space Launch System (SLS), the most powerful rocket ever built that will take American astronauts into deep space, first to an asteroid beyond the Moon and eventually on to Mars. Bolden, who was joined by Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana, toured construction of Michoud's advanced welding facility, the Vertical Assembly Center. There, 27.5-foot...

2014-01-13 16:20:43

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden Monday visited the agency's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans to see the progress being made on the Space Launch System (SLS), the most powerful rocket ever built that will take American astronauts into deep space, first to an asteroid beyond the Moon and eventually on to Mars. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Bolden, who was joined by Sen. David Vitter of...

2014-01-10 20:20:04

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana will visit the agency's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, La., Monday, Jan. 13. They will be updated on construction of the facility that will manufacture the massive core stage of NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) heavy-lift rocket and progress on launching it on its targeted first flight test in 2017. (Logo:...

2013-12-11 08:20:33

Cryogenic Tank Technology Developed for Space Shuttle to be Used for Sea Applications NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on a 38-year history of manufacturing external tanks for NASA's Space Shuttle program, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is producing Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) storage tanks. Lockheed Martin is under contract to produce cryogenic LNG storage tanks for Wartsila, a Finnish power solution provider and Harvey Gulf International Marine LLC, a marine...

2013-06-17 12:21:42

WASHINGTON, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations William Gerstenmaier and other agency officials will debut a new machine for manufacturing NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) and check on development progress with the heavy-lift rocket at the agency's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans Friday, June 21. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA is inviting media representatives to attend a 9:15...

2013-05-02 10:10:10

Deputy Administrator Lori Garver will visit NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans and testing facilities at the agency's Stennis Space Center in Bay St. Louis, Miss., Friday, May 3. These facilities are critical to the construction and testing of NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Commercial Crew Program. Michoud and Stennis also are important to partnerships with private industry, which is helping maximize the use of NASA facilities. At 9 a.m. CDT, Garver will visit...

2013-05-01 20:20:12

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Deputy Administrator Lori Garver will visit NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans and testing facilities at the agency's Stennis Space Center in Bay St. Louis, Miss., Friday, May 3. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) These facilities are critical to the construction and testing of NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Commercial Crew Program. Michoud and Stennis also are important to...

2013-03-22 12:20:34

WASHINGTON, March 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has signed a one-year contract option with Jacobs Technology, Inc., of New Orleans to continue manufacturing support and facilities operations at the agency's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The one-year contract option begins on May 1. The contract is a performance-based, cost-plus-award-fee, mission services contract with an indefinite-delivery,...

2013-03-13 09:48:44

NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, the agency's only large-scale advanced manufacturing facility, soon will be building liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanks with commercial applications on Earth. In a ceremony Tuesday that included Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Lockheed Martin Corp. of Bethesda, Md., announced it is drawing on the unique experience and equipment at Michoud to manufacture the LNG tanks. Michoud also is crafting components for a new generation of NASA spacecraft...