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Rocket Propellant Tanks for NASA’s Artemis III Mission Take Shape

All the major structures that will form the core stage for NASA’s SLS (Space Launch System) rocket for the agency’s Artemis III mission are structurally complete. Technicians finished welding the 51-foot liquid oxygen tank structure, left, inside the Vertical Assembly Building at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans Jan. 8. The liquid hydrogen tank, […]

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I Am Artemis: Erick Holsonback

NASA/Michael DeMocker Whether he’s advising student robotic competitions or managing production of a powerful, new Moon rocket stage, Erick Holsonback meets technical challenges with enthusiasm. Holsonback, a Jacobs Technology employee, is subsystem manager for production and launch operations of the exploration upper stage (EUS) for NASA’s SLS (Space Launch System) rocket. SLS is NASA’s super […]

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NASA Shares Progress Toward Early Artemis Moon Missions with Crew

Artemis II crew members (from left) CSA (Canadian Space Agency) astronaut Jeremy Hansen, and NASA astronauts Christina Koch, Victor Glover, and Reid Wiseman walk out of Astronaut Crew Quarters inside the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building to the Artemis crew transportation vehicles prior to traveling to Launch Pad 39B as part of an integrated […]

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NASA Stennis Continues Preparations for Future Artemis Testing

3 min read Preparations for Next Moonwalk Simulations Underway (and Underwater) Crews at NASA’s Stennis Space Center cleared a milestone Dec. 11, installing a key component in preparation for future Green Run testing of NASA’s new Exploration Upper Stage (EUS) vehicle for use on the SLS (Space Launch System) rocket. Four large diffusers, each weighing […]

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MAF Status 2022-07-07 08:54

2022-07-07 08:54 Current Status: Open – HURCON V The Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF) is open. For more information about the NASA Framework for Return to On-Site Work visit nasapeople.nasa.gov. MAF urges it’s employees to be safe at all times.  MAF is currently in Hurricane Condition V (Tropical Storm Readiness) Hurricane Season is in effect from June […]

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Artemis II Crew’s SLS Visit

NASA / Michael DeMocker On Nov. 16, 2023, NASA astronauts Reid Wiseman (left) and Christina Koch (middle) of NASA and CSA (Canadian Space Agency) astronaut Jeremy Hansen (second from left) view the core stage for the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. The three astronauts, along with NASA’s […]

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I am Artemis: Eric Bordelon

Eric Bordelon, a multimedia specialist at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, stands in front of a weld confidence article that forms part of the liquid oxygen tank for the SLS (Space Launch System) rocket’s future exploration upper stage. NASA/Steven Seipel As a child, Eric Bordelon had posters of the space shuttle in his […]