Letters from Leadership

Michoud Assembly Facility has a rich history and has made strong contributions to the human space flight program over the years. From the Saturn booster to the external tank, MAF workers have been at the center of NASA’s efforts to send astronauts into space. Whatever direction the current administration decides to go, Michoud will no doubt play a big role in the future of NASA. Our capabilities here at MAF are unique and vital to NASA’s human space flight plans. Highly trained MAF workers have been building large aerospace flight hardware for nearly five decades and our deep water port is ideal for shipping these items. I feel confident about the future here at MAF and encourage everyone to keep working hard and good things will happen. A lot is going on this month, from the Saints in the Super Bowl to Mardi Gras. February also is black history month. MAF is proud of its highly diverse, exceptionally qualified work force. Michoud seeks to foster an inclusive, productive, equitable work environment in which every team member can realize his or her fullest potential. Our current NASA administrator, Charlie Bolden, is a great example of a strong leader as a former astronaut and Marine Corps general. I know he shares a deep appreciation of MAF’s contributions to NASA and will guide us into this decade with a sense of purpose and pride. Everyone stay safe and go Saints!

Malcolm Wood
Michoud Assembly Facility
Deputy Chief Operating Officer