Storm hits NASA's shuttle tank facility
A Space.com article by Leonard David, via MSNBC, reports that:
Hurricane Katrina is howling its way through Louisiana and has caused damage at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, the site where space shuttle external tanks are assembled.
“There is water leakage and potential water damage in the buildings, but there’s no way to tell how much at this point,” Evan McCollum, a Lockheed Martin Space Systems spokesman in Denver, told Space.com.
Lockheed Martin Space Systems’ Michoud Operations team operates the sprawling Michoud Assembly Facility for NASA. When fully staffed with 2,000 employees, the organization is one of the largest employers in New Orleans.