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Lockheed Martin Hosting Media To Learn About NASA’s Orion Spacecraft

May 13, 2013

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

    WHAT:           Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and NASA are building the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew
                    Exploration Vehicle, a new spacecraft that will carry humans farther into space
                    than ever before. Bay Area news media are invited to learn more about Orion
                    when program managers visit Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company in Sunnyvale,
                    Calif. where engineers are preparing to test the system that will jettison the
                    panels covering Orion's service module following launch.

                    NASA Orion Program Manager Mark Geyer and Lockheed Martin Orion Deputy Program
                    Manager Larry Price will be available for interviews during a tour of the
                    manufacturing facility where the service module fairings are being tested.

    WHEN:          Wednesday, May 15, 2013

                   2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    WHERE:         Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company

                   1111 Lockheed Martin Way

                   Sunnyvale, CA 94089 [map]

                    Registered media meet at the Visitor's Center outside of the gate with your
                    government-issued identification. Must RSVP prior to arrival.

    CONTACT:       Steve Tatum, (408) 742-7531, stephen.o.tatum@lmco.com

                   Gary Napier, 303-971-4012, cell: 720-224-7955; gary.p.napier@lmco.com

    ABOUT ORION:    NASA's Orion will have the ability to send humans to asteroids and eventually
                     Mars. Its first uncrewed test flight will take place next year, when it will be
                     launched farther into space than any spacecraft designed for humans has gone in
                     more than 40 years, and return to Earth at speeds greater than 20,000 miles per
                     hour. More information about Orion:
                   http://www.nasa.gov/orion or http://www.lockheedmartin.com/orion

    NASA ADVISORY:  Additional media opportunities about Orion are available in Northern California.
                    See NASA's media advisory for dates and times, or contact Brandi Dean,
                    281-483-5111, brandi.k.dean@nasa.gov for more information.

SOURCE Lockheed Martin

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