1423 Powhatan St., Suite 1
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Phone (703) 836-6727
Fax (703) 836-7491
Email: asnehq@navalengineers.org

Education Section Events
Symposia Partner Events


ASNE Central Gulf Coast Section "Tour of the MAF"
Start Date/Time:
Monday, June 27, 2022 10:30 AM
End Date/Time:
Monday, June 27, 2022 1:30 PM
Recurring Event:
One time event
Normal Priority
Section Events

For more than half a century, NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans has been “America’s Rocket Factory,” the nation’s premiere site for manufacturing and assembly of large-scale space structures and systems. The governmentowned manufacturing facility is one of the largest in the world at 829-total acres, with 43 acres of manufacturing space under one roof – a space large enough to contain more than 31 professional football fields. Michoud, managed by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, includes several areas within its facility that are used by commercial firms of NASA Contractors.


Mr. Lionel Dutreix III is the Director of NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. Named to the position in October 2021, he manages the day-to-day operations of NASA's only manufacturing facility. Sitting on 829 acres, Michoud is a multi-tenant manufacturing facility, where development of NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) and Orion spacecraft are underway. SLS, the world’s most powerful rocket will carry astronauts in the Orion crew vehicle, science experiments and cargo on deep-space missions, including journeys to Mars.

In 2017, Dutreix was named the Deputy Chief Operating Officer where he oversaw the daily operations of the NASA owned facility, helped sustain SLS and Orion production efforts, and coordinated requirements and logistics with Michoud tenant leadership for approximately 3,500 Michoud employees.

Visitors must register in advance of 13 JUN 2022
SIGN UP: heather.p.keller@nasa.gov and: fcolangelo@cox.net
Date: Monday, 20 JUN 2022,
Time: 9:45 am
Location: MAF Building 101
13800 Old Gentilly Rd
New Orleans, LA 70129

To get Registered (submit before 13 JUN)
1) First and last name as it appears on your driver's license, other Gov ID, or Student Card if the student is 16 or older.
2) Your Company (name and address) or School - if a student
3) Your Position with your company
4) Your Email address
5) Your Cell number
6) No children less than 10 years of age
7) Teens 16 to 18 are to be adult accompanied.
8) Names of children (ages 10 to 15, ID not required) are to be adult accompanied

Owned by Robert Hand On Tuesday, May 31, 2022