Miguel de Jesus works for NASA at the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, where the most powerful rockets in the world are built. Of the 136 external tanks that Michoud Assembly has built since 1979, only one was not sent into space.

The Michoud Assembly Facility is currently working on major projects like NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) heavy-lift rocket, managed by Marshall, and the Orion spacecraft, managed by Johnson Space Center. The facility will also build the critical core stage of the Space Launch System (SLS), the most powerful rocket ever built.

Miguel De Jesus was born in Puerto Rico has a Bachelor’s in Industrial Engineering and a Masters in Environmental Sciences and Occupational Health. He’s been the Safety Manager at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans since 2012. His presentation will cover what is required to build the most powerful rockets in the world, what they’re used for, and the people who build them. He’ll also talk about why making the most powerful rockets in the world is important for our nation.

It’s all part of the Baton Rouge Mini Maker Faire on October 6th. Don’t miss “How to Make a Rocket, Cajun Style” at 12 PM in Conference Room 102!