The National Center for Advanced Manufacturing in New Orleans has been certified to support NASA’s human exploration of the Moon and beyond.
The center – a collaboration of NASA, the University of New Orleans, and Louisiana – has completed the space agency’s Operation Readiness Review. It can now support NASA’s Constellation program, which aims to put humans back on the moon by 2020. The Michoud Assembly Facility in eastern New Orleans will build key components for the lunar program.
â€œThis is a monumental achievement,â€™â€™ said the University of New Orleans’ Bruce Brailsford. â€œThe UNO-NCAM center has passed a rigorous NASA review and is now certified to manufacture flight hardware for space travel.â€™â€™
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