The NASA Michoud Assembly Facility was the chosen venue for this year’s annual CMSC (Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference) Tour. Close to 100 people from the metrology industry boarded buses to the facility at 8:00am on July 20th.
The tour took people through the entire assembly facility featuring the metrology lab as well as the factory where people were able to view Nikon Metrology’s Laser Radar measuring the test article for machining a liquid oxygen tank for the Ares 1 rocket which is the lift vehicle for the new Orion capsule. This is part of the Upper Stage Production contract. EFT1 is already at Cape Kennedy and is scheduled for a 2014 mission.