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BATON ROUGE, La. — Patrick Scheuermann, director of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., met May 8 with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and key members of the state Legislature. His visit was part of “NASA Day in Baton Rouge,” designed to honor NASA’s historic and ongoing partnership with the people and industry of Louisiana, boosting the state’s economy and furthering the nation’s work in space.
Scheuermann met with Louisiana legislators including La. State Sen. Jack Donahue, chairman of the State Finance Committee, and La. State Rep. Charles Kleckley, speaker of the State House. Other members of the NASA workforce were on hand to talk with officials and members of the public about the science, engineering and exploration exhibits on display in the state Capitol building — all demonstrating the space agency’s work in Louisiana and around the country.
NASA’s longtime history in the state is anchored by the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, where a highly skilled workforce has long built and assembled large, complex space systems and structures for vital NASA programs and projects — from Apollo-era rockets to the 136 external fuel tanks which lifted the space shuttle to orbit during its 30-year history.
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