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Directions

From Armstrong International Airport:

  • Leaving airport, take Airport Access Road to I-10 East.
  • Take I-10 east seven miles to I-610 split.
  • Go 12.7 miles on I-610, which later merges with I-10 again, to I-510 (Exit 246A).
  • Refer to last section of directions below to get to Michoud Assembly Facility.

From downtown New Orleans or the French Quarter:

  • Drive away from the Mississippi River on Canal Street to I-10 overpass at Claiborne Ave.
  • Right on Claiborne and drive seven blocks to I-10 entrance ramp.
  • Take I-10 east for approximately nine miles to I-510 (Exit 246A).
  • Refer to last section of directions below to get to Michoud Assembly Facility.

From Slidell, Louisiana or points east:

  • At Slidell, proceed on I-10 west across Lake Pontchartrain.
  • After crossing the lake, go approximately eight miles to I-510 (Exit 246A).
  • Refer to last section of directions below to get to Michoud Assembly Facility.

To reach Michoud Assembly Facility from I-510 (Exit 246A):

  • From the intersection of I-10 and I-510, take I-510 South and continue.
  • Take the “Almonaster Blvd to Old Gentilly Rd” exit (Exit 2C).
  • Immediately get in the left lane, which curves toward the Stop sign.
  • TURN LEFT at the STOP SIGN onto the Divided Highway and cross over I-510. NASA is about 11Ž2 mile ahead on your right.
  • Cross through the traffic light at Old Gentilly Road and Michoud Blvd., passing both Gate #5 and Gate #7 on your right.
  • Enter the visitor parking horseshoe drive near the historic chimneys directly in front of building 101.
  • Check in with the receptionist to obtain a visitor’s badge.