[메디컬리포트=Michael Fox 기자] A tornado affected operations at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, U.S.A.on Tuesday according to the agency's own statement.
NASA officials issued a statement regarding to the tornado's affect operations: "At this time, only minor injuries have been reported and NASA employees and other tenants are being accounted for."
NASA posted a YouTube video consisting of cell phone footage that shows the tornado in the distance, followed by footage of damage to the facility following the tornado's passage. "That thing is an awesome thing to look at," says one observer as he admires the funnel.
Hopefully everybody's okay, but it is real bad," said another observer.
An official statement was later released in which NASA officials wrote: "There is still a threat of severe weather in the area and emergency officials are continuing to monitor the situation to ensure that safety of onsite personnel. The onsite Michoud emergency response team is also conducting damage assessments of buildings and facilities."
The Michoud facility is responsible for the manufacture and assembly of the core stages for NASA's next-generation, heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System.[메디컬리포트=Michael Fox 기자]