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2012-08-03 08:39:51

NASA and Louisiana leaders Thursday committed to a five-year extension of their partnership in the National Center for Advanced Manufacturing (NCAM). NCAM is a principal NASA resource in Louisiana that supports aerospace manufacturing research, development and innovation critical to the goals of the nation's space program. NCAM was formed in 1999 and includes NASA, NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, the state of Louisiana and the University of New Orleans. This new agreement...

2012-02-28 05:20:46

NASA has signed a one-year contract option with Jacobs Technology, Inc., of New Orleans to continue manufacturing support and facilities operations at the Michoud Assembly Facility in eastern New Orleans. The one-year contract option begins on May 1, 2012. The performance based, cost- plus-award-fee, mission services contract with an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity portion has a potential mission services value of $37 million and a potential maximum order quantity value of $137...

2011-11-22 13:38:37

NASA has awarded Excalibur Associates Inc. of Alexandria, Va., a contract to provide protective services at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., and the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, La. The firm-fixed-price contract begins January 1, 2012, with a nine-month base period, followed by four one-year options and a one three-month option which may be exercised at NASA's discretion. The performance period, including all options, has a total mission services price of...

2010-09-30 08:00:00

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- After 37 years and 136 tanks delivered, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) production of the Space Shuttle External Tank (ET) has come to an end at the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. The final tank arrived at Kennedy Space Center on September 27, ending a production program that began with contract award on September 5, 1973. Two shuttle launches remain in the program -- on November 1 this year and February 26 next year. "The Space...

2010-06-30 13:15:20

NASA and Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company will hold a ceremony at 9 a.m. CDT on Thursday, July 8, at the agency's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. The event will commemorate 37 years of successful tank deliveries and the final external tank's rollout for the last space shuttle flight. NASA Television and the agency's website will broadcast the ceremony live. Coverage begins at 8:45 a.m. NASA and Lockheed Martin senior managers will participate in the ceremony. Reporters...

2009-07-07 10:54:00

PASADENA, Calif., July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) has been certified by NASA ready to assume operational management of the Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF) in eastern New Orleans. William Gerstenmaier, NASA's associate administrator for space operations, signed the certification papers June 26 at MAF. Jacobs was awarded the manufacturing support and facility operations contract (MSFOC) May 1. It officially took over the MSFOC from Lockheed Martin...

2009-05-12 11:59:00

PASADENA, Calif., May 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) announced today that it received a contract from NASA to provide manufacturing support and facilities operations management services for the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center's Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF) in New Orleans, LA. The award is a cost plus award fee, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract that includes a three year base period with two one year options and...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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