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Space Station Contract, Part 1 (1987)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1987-01-23

Duration: 00:10:15

Subjects: United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration | Michoud Assembly Facility (George C. Marshall Space Flight Center) | Martin Marietta Corporation | Technology


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Roedts, Lynda Reporter
  • Stokes, Jack Interviewee
  • Barrix, Charles Interviewee
  • Nolan, Chris Interviewee
  • Davis, Rick Interviewee
  • Powell, Luther Interviewee
  • Elfer, Norman Interviewee
  • Thompson, Hugh Interviewee
  • Jackson, Kay Interviewee
  • Boggs, Lindy Interviewee


This segment from the January 23, 1987, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features the first part of Lynda Roedts’ report on the competition between Martin Marietta at the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans and the Boeing Company in Huntsville, Alabama, for a $2.5 billion NASA contract to build the common module, or living quarters, on a permanent space station. Her report focuses on Martin Marietta’s proposal for the space station. She interviews: Jack Stokes, NASA; Charles Barrix, Martin Marietta; Chris Nolan, Martin Marietta; Rick Davis, president of Michoud Aerospace; Luther Powell, NASA; Norman Elfer, Martin Marietta; Dr. Hugh Thompson of Tulane University; Secretary Kay Jackson of the Louisiana Department of Commerce; and Congresswoman Lindy Boggs.