Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Two Michoud proposals eyed

NEW ORLEANS -- With plans to develop about 300 underutilized acres of green space around Michoud Assembly Facility, NASA could be just 18 months away from seeing new tenants at the 43-acre manufacturing facility in east New Orleans. The space agency is looking for developments that would complement the varied work that’s under way at Michoud while helping to pay for its operations. It issued a notice in early May seeking input from parties interested in developing the green space around Michoud. It has two proposals from developers that it's studying and says it is open to accepting more. Though no details are available at this early stage, potential tenants could include the manufacturers of new types of rocket engines or space habitats. (Source: GCRL Newsletter, 08/12/14)