The NASA Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans East will continue to operate.
The external fuel tanks for the shuttle, and previous generations of NASA space travel, were built at Michoud. The tanks will continue to be built at Michoud until 2008.New Orleans CityBusiness has more.
The next Michoud project will involve construction of NASAâ€™s crew launch and cargo launch vehicles, with the possibility of manufacturing the crew exploration vehicle if Lockheed Martin receives the contract. The new vehicles theoretically combine Apollo and space shuttle technology.