Curious what happens at Michoud Assembly Facility, where NASA is building the SLS? Here are some pictures from the NASA Social tour in 2018.
“Houston, we’ve had a problem here.” Most people recognize this line from the movie Apollo 13. When Astronaut Jim Lovell (Tom Hanks) calls down to earth to report a major problem with the mission, his famous line was etched in our collective memory. (It’s often erroneously quoted as “Houston, we have a problem.” Verb tenses matter, people!) It wasn’t some person he was calling back to, or a code name or acronym come up with by the U.S. government. ‘Houston’ was Houston, Texas, and the men (and very few women) who at the time were running NASA operations there. Houston’s ties to NASA and the space industry date back to the 1960s, with…