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    The Space Launch System heavy-lift rocket and the Orion spacecraft located at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans have not been impacted by a tornado raging in the state of Louisiana, the agency said.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the agency, all of the employees at its New Orleans facility are safe and the complex itself is currently closed and will remain so for 24 hours.

    ​Some of the buildings at the site have been damaged, as well as several roads near Michoud.

    Earlier in the day, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency after multiple tornadoes caused destruction in the southeast of the state.All employees & tenants at Michoud have been accounted for at this time. Damage assessments continue: https://t.co/z7CCh5czQg

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