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2011-06-08 07:00:00

BETHESDA, Md., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today announced its media briefing schedule for the 2011 Paris Air Show. These events will underscore Lockheed Martin's commitment to meeting our customers' needs in the new reality of increasing global security challenges and affordability requirements. Additional information about featured Lockheed Martin products is available on the corporation's 2011 Paris Air Show website www.lockheedmartin.com/paris. Schedule...

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2011-05-26 07:25:00

A cataclysmic explosion of a huge star near the edge of the Universe may be the most distant object ever observed. Scientists believe the blast occurred about 520 million years after the Big Bang. This means its light has taken 13.14 billion years to reach Earth. Astronomers refer to the event, which was observed by using NASA's Swift space observatory, as GRB 090429B. The "GRB" stands for "gamma-ray burst", which is a sudden pulse of very high-energy light that the telescope is tuned to...

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2011-05-25 08:52:39

F-104 jet fighters just like the ones astronauts trained in for decades will become a more regular part of the skyscape above NASA's Kennedy Space Center as a private company expands its fleet of jets with plans to conduct more research flights, launch very small satellites into space and even take paying passengers into the stratosphere. The developments come four years after the company made its first flight from the Shuttle Landing Facility, or SLF, at Kennedy in April 2007. Starfighters...

2011-05-23 16:16:00

GREENBELT, Md., May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The top six teams competing in the first "RealWorld-InWorld NASA Engineering Design Challenge" showcased their creative ideas for a panel of expert judges, fellow teams and others on April 14, 2011. The forum, held in a virtual online space, was the culmination for this year's "RealWorld-InWorld NASA Engineering Design Challenge." (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The challenge gives high school students a...

2011-05-23 05:00:00

SAN DIEGO, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Air Force (USAF) C-130 Systems Integration Laboratory has received an initial Small Airborne Joint Tactical Radio from the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Airborne, Maritime/Fixed Station Joint Tactical Radio System team. The initial pre-engineering development model radio with initial Wideband Networking Waveform (WNW) functionality will be used to support integration and architecture validation activities for the lead AMF JTRS USAF...

2011-04-28 11:36:00

ABILENE, Texas, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and the U.S. Air Force celebrated 50 years of C-130 operations at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, today. The base's 317th Airlift Group is currently transitioning to the C-130J Super Hercules -- the most technologically advanced version of the C-130. The 317th accepted the first of its 28 C-130Js last April, which was delivered by Gen. Norton Schwartz, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force. "As we celebrate the 50th...

2011-04-28 09:54:00

MARIETTA, Ga., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received an Undefinitized Contract Action from the U.S. Government for the Foreign Military Sale of an additional C130J to Israel, with funding for advanced procurement items for a third aircraft. Israel ordered its first C-130J in April 2010 and will receive that aircraft in spring 2013. The next two aircraft will be delivered in late 2013 and late 2014 respectively. The contract also covers a number of items...

2011-04-27 11:39:00

GREENVILLE, S.C., April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has delivered the second P-3 Orion with new Mid-Life Upgrade enhancements to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). This newly re-winged P-3 joins CBP's first upgraded Orion, which is currently operational. These aircraft support the critical missions of interdicting and preventing acts of terrorism, and the unlawful movement of people, illegal drugs and other contraband toward or across the borders of the...

2011-04-25 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) TUESDAY, APRIL 26: HUBBLE TELESCOPE Profile America -- Tuesday, April 26th. One of the greatest scientific achievements in history began this week 21 years ago -- when the crew of the space shuttle Discovery put the Hubble Space Telescope into orbit. The telescope was named for the great...

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2011-04-14 08:02:35

It takes two unique types of mirrors working together to see farther back in time and space than ever before, and engineers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center have just received one of each type. Primary and Secondary Mirror Engineering Design Units (EDUs) have recently arrived at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. from Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems in Redondo Beach, Calif. and are undergoing examination and testing. When used on the James Webb Space Telescope those...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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