2021 - Image of the Month Archive
January 2021 - The final panel is lifted into place on a CS3 engine section barrel assembly inside Building 115 of the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility on Thursday, January 7, 2021.
February 2021 - The Artemis II Forward Skirt is lifted and moved inside building 103 at Michoud Assembly Facility on Friday, February 19, 2021.
March 2021 - Technicians apply primer to the Artemis III engine section in Cell G of Building 114 at NASA Michoud Assembly Facility. Image credit: NASA/Michael DeMocker
April 2021 - Artemis II Forward Skirt
May 2021 - This image highlights the liquid oxygen tank, which will be used on the core stage of NASA’ Space Launch System rocket for Artemis II, the first crewed mission of NASA’s Artemis program, at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility. The SLS core stage is made up of five unique elements: the forward skirt, liquid oxygen tank, intertank, liquid hydrogen tank, and the engine section. The forward skirt houses flight computers, cameras, and avionics systems. The liquid oxygen tank holds 196,000 gallons of liquid oxygen cooled to minus 297 degrees Fahrenheit. The LOX hardware sits between the core stage’s forward skirt and the intertank. Along with the liquid hydrogen tank, it will provide fuel to the four RS-25 engines at the bottom of the core stage to produce more than two million pounds of thrust to launch NASA’s Artemis missions to the Moon.
Together with its four RS-25 engines, the rocket’s massive 212-foot-tall core stage — the largest stage NASA has ever built — and its twin solid rocket boosters will produce 8.8 million pounds of thrust to send NASA’s Orion spacecraft, astronauts and supplies beyond Earth’s orbit to the Moon and, ultimately, Mars. Offering more payload mass, volume capability and energy to speed missions through space, the SLS rocket, along with NASA’s Gateway in lunar orbit, the Human Landing System, and Orion spacecraft, is part of NASA’s backbone for deep space exploration and the Artemis lunar program. No other rocket can send astronauts in Orion around the Moon in a single mission. Image credit: NASA/Michael DeMocker
June 2021 - The Artemis III engine section is lifted out of Cell G in Building 114 at NASA Michoud Assembly Facility. Image credit: NASA/Michael DeMocker
2020 - Image of the Month Archive
January 2020 - Artemis 1 rolls out of MAF making this day, Jan 9, 2020, one to remember.
February 2020 - RWT3 | Photo Credit: NASA
March 2020 - LOX Tank Move to Cell N | Photo Credit NASA
April 2020 - Senator Hebert & Mr. Cobb 5-23-63.
May 2020- MAF Open House November 12, 1966
June 2020 - CS2 LOX move from Cell P to Area 48
July 202 - CS2 Intertank Lift and Move
September 2020 - CS2 LH2 break over to Cell D
October 2020 - The Cs2 LOX tank is moved from Bay N of Building 131 to the VAB on Friday, November 6, 2020.
November 2020 - The Cs2 LOX tank is moved into Cell A of Building 131 on Sunday, November 8, 2020.
December 2020 - The barrel portion of the explorer module for Artemis III is unpacked in the Lockheed-Martin section of Building 103 at NASA Michoud on Monday, December 14, 2020.
2019 - Image of the Month Archive
January 2019 - SLS Liquid Hydrogen Tank Test Article Moved at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility
February 2019 - CS2 Forward Skirt - Lift Cell G
March 2019 - LOX Qual move from 110 to Cell N
April 2019 - CS1 LOX join with CS1 Intertank
May 2019 - Intertank, LOX, and LH2 Tanks toward the end of production.
June 2019 - Credit: NASA - Eric Bordelon
July 2019 - Mr. Jim Morhard Visits Michoud | Credit: NASA - Jude Guidry
August 2019 - Construction of MAF Bldg. 103 in August 15, 1943
September 2019 - Artemis 1 being assembled in Area 47/48
October 2019 - Astronaut Snoopy and Woodstock visit the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility.
November 2019 - Artemis 1 Engine Install
December 2019 - Panel at Artemis Day answers crowd questions about the new space program.