Nov 17 2023
MADISONVILLE, La. – Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) awarded a $108,281,936 contract for repairs to a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) facility in Louisiana.
“Hurricane Ida ripped through south Louisiana, leaving many buildings with significant damage. I’m grateful that this $108.3 million will help repair New Orleans’ NASA facility so that our scientists and rocket builders can continue their important work,” said Kennedy.
The USACE contract award will provide a roof replacement for NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility Building 103 in New Orleans, which Hurricane Ida damaged. The roof will cover a facility that serves as a construction site for the Artemis program. The Artemis program is NASA’s mission to bring humans back to the moon in 2025.