Palazzo Visits NASA Michoud Facility
New Orleans, LA – Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4) today visited NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans that was impacted by the tornado that struck the area Tuesday, and released a statement following his visit:
“When I heard that Michoud’s facilities were damaged during the tornado, I immediately made plans to visit. As a member of the Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Subcommittee that has jurisdiction over NASA’s annual budget, I think it is important to view the damage firsthand and have an opportunity to speak with the director and employees that will be impacted by this as we begin the recovery process.”
NASA’s Michoud is the leading facility for manufacturing and assembling large-scale space structures and systems. It has been involved with the space program for more than 50 years and currently supports NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) heavy-lift rocket program and Orion spacecraft program.
Congressman Palazzo serves on the House Appropriations Commerce-Justice-Science subcommittee, with jurisdiction over NASA funding, as well as the Homeland Security subcommittee which is ultimately responsible for funding disaster recovery through FEMA.