The Michoud Assembly Facility is a manufacturing complex in New Orleans owned by NASA.

  • During the Apollo program, the first stages of the Saturn I, IB, and V rockets were built there.

  • During the Shuttle program, the external tanks were manufactured there.

  • Some modules of the International Space Station were built there between the mid-1990s and 2010.

  • The core of the Space Launch System -- derived from Shuttle technology -- is currently being built there.

Was anything manufactured or assembled at that facility between the Apollo and Shuttle programs?

  • $\begingroup$ Didn’t NASA go directly from Saturn to the Shuttle? $\endgroup$
    – RonJohn
    Jun 2 at 6:01

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