MAF is in Stage 2 of the NASA Return to Work On-Site Framework.
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Building 320 Gym Access

We are opening our Gym in Building 320 for limited use (8 at a time).   All access for everyone has been removed.

Please follow this link to learn how to gain access.

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Cafeterias: The 102 cafeteria is open for breakfast and lunch with socially distanced seating and accepting cash and credit cards. The hours of operation will be the following:

Breakfast served 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Grill station
Pre-packaged hot breakfast
Breakfast sandwiches
Lunch served 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Pre-packaged entrée with 2 sides
Grill station
Sandwich station
Grab-and-go sandwiches, salads and wraps


Gate 12 OPEN to deliveries - 5:30am - 5:30 pm (M-F)
Gate 5 Open - 5:30am - 5:30 pm (M-F)
Gate 7 OPEN 24/7

The Lobby of building 101 is OPEN - 6:00am – 6:00pm. OPEN to Ochsner appointments and pre-scheduled visits only. CLOSED to public.  Badging through appointment ONLY.
NASA Medical Clinic - OPEN
NASA Fitness Center - OPEN, reservation required

102 Cafeteria - OPEN (Dine- In and Take-Out)
351 Cafeteria - CLOSED

Coast Guard Galley OPEN to Coast Guard Personnel
Coast Guard Exchange OPEN 5:30am - 5:00 pm (M-F), 8:00 - 3:00 (Sat)
Monday – Friday 7:00 am- 2:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday - CLOSED

Ochsner Clinic Open - 6:00am - 6:00pm

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NASA Michoud Assembly Facility

Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans is a world-class manufacturing facility providing vital support to NASA exploration and discovery missions. Michoud is NASA-owned and managed for the agency by the Marshall Space Flight Center.

Michoud is unique in that it contains one of the largest production buildings in the nation. Its vertical assembly building proved a critical resource for stacking components of the space shuttle external tank, which was constructed, tested and delivered to NASA's Kennedy Space Center by Michoud throughout the Space Shuttle Program. Between 1979 and 2010, the facility produced 136 tanks; only one of these was never used for spaceflight.

Today, Michoud supports several major projects for America's next generation of space transportation vehicles, including NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) heavy-lift rocket, managed by Marshall, and the Orion spacecraft, managed by Johnson Space Center. Michoud's highly skilled work force is manufacturing and assembling Orion and also will build the critical core stage of the SLS, which is intended to take human explorers farther into our solar system than ever before.

October 19, 2020

Michoud Assembly Facility Transitions to Stage 2 of the NASA Response Framewor

The following is a statement from NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility Director Robert Champion:

As more of us return to work at the facility, the protection and care of the NASA Michoud team remains our top priority. After careful evaluation of agency guidance, updated federal, state, and local guidelines, and conditions in the community, we have determined that Michoud meets all requirements to transition to Stage 2 of NASA’s Framework for Return to On-site Work beginning Monday, Oct. 19. Specific factors included in our evaluation were the ease of restrictive orders by the state and city as they follow the White House plan for Opening Up America Again, the increase of COVID-19 testing capabilities in the region, and the decrease in COVID-19 cases in the greater New Orleans area over a 14-day period.

NASA guidance and facility plans will be steadfast safety driven and adjusted accordingly should conditions diminish. Meaning, if conditions worsen in the community, MAF is prepared to return to an elevated stage of the response framework. Employees are urged to remain in constant contact with their supervisors for specific instructions, and to read all communications from their supervisors, the agency, our facility, and regularly visiting NASA People and MAFSpace for the latest information.

The support and dedication of the MAF team is greatly appreciated as we plan how best to increase on-site work in the safest manner. Thank you for your patience and collaboration as we work through these difficult times. While determining when and how the facility will return to a new “normal,” together, we will prevail.

Robert Champion
Director, Michoud Assembly Facility

Craig Betbeze​
NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility

Last Updated: Oct 20, 2020

Image of the Month - October 2020

CS2 LH2 break over to Cell D