Detail View: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Collection: Assembling the Saturn V S-IC (First) Stage at the Michoud Assembly Facility

Name of Image: 
Assembling the Saturn V S-IC (First) Stage at the Michoud Assembly Facility
Full Description: 
This picture is a view of stacking the major components of the S-IC (first) stage of the Saturn V vehicle at the Boeing vertical assembly building at the Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF). The view shows the S-IC forward skirt being lowered onto the liquid oxygen (LOX) tank. The Saturn IB and Saturn V first stages were manufactured at the MAF located 24 kilometers (approximately 15 miles) east of downtown New Orleans, Louisiana. The prime contractors, Chrysler and Boeing, jointly occupied the MAF. The basic manufacturing building boasted 43 acres under one roof. By 1964, NASA added a separate engineering and office building, vertical assembly building, and test stage building. By 1966, other changes to the site included enlarged barge facilities and other miscellaneous support buildings.
Date of Image: 
1967-11-01
Category: 
Saturn Apollo Program
term: 
MAF
facet_what: 
Saturn
facet_where: 
Louisiana
facet_when: 
1964
facet_when_year: 
1964
Reference Number: 
MSFC-75-SA-4105-2C
MIX #: 
6760484
NIX #: 
MSFC-6760484
MSFC Negative Number: 
6760484
UID: 
SPD-MARSH-6760484
original url: 
http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=1163