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2010-04-26 12:25:00

NASA Television marks the 20th anniversary of on-orbit operations of the Hubble Space Telescope with a documentary that premieres Monday, April 26 at 2 p.m. EDT. It will re-air at 4 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. "Hubble: 20 Years of Discovery" celebrates the achievements of one of the most popular and important scientific instruments in the history of exploration. Narrated by actor and writer Brent Spiner, this special video presentation takes viewers on a journey back in time and into the...

2010-04-26 11:35:00

WASHINGTON, April 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Television marks the 20th anniversary of on-orbit operations of the Hubble Space Telescope with a documentary that premieres Monday, April 26 at 2 p.m. EDT. It will re-air at 4 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "Hubble: 20 Years of Discovery" celebrates the achievements of one of the most popular and important scientific instruments in the history of exploration. Narrated by actor...

2010-04-19 14:27:00

MARIETTA, Ga., April 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) rolled out the first of a new fleet of HC-130J combat rescue tankers for the U.S. Air Force's Air Combat Command (ACC) during a ceremony here today. Maj. Gen. Thomas K. Andersen, director of requirements, Headquarters ACC, spoke at the ceremony. "Personnel recovery is one of the Air Force's core missions and vital to what we do in defense of America. The mission is demanding and we are grateful to those...

2010-04-16 14:59:00

MARIETTA, Ga., April 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- At ceremonies today in Abilene, Texas, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton A. Schwartz delivered the first of 28 Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) C-130J Super Hercules airlifters to the 317th Airlift Group at Dyess Air Force Base. Schwartz flew the C-130J to Dyess from Little Rock Air Force Base in Arkansas. In delivering the first aircraft, the Air Force's top uniformed officer said the C-130 has been flying in the skies over Abilene for...

2010-04-01 09:35:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- TIROS-1-the first Television and Infrared Observation Satellite-and its successors revolutionized weather observation and forecasting. Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and its heritage companies built every one of the TIROS series of spacecraft, from TIROS-1- launched on April 1, 1960- through NOAA-N Prime, launched on February 6, 2009. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100401/AQ80007) "We at Lockheed Martin are enormously proud of our...

2010-03-04 17:19:00

MARIETTA, Ga., March 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The C-5M Super Galaxy was honored yesterday by the National Aeronautic Association (NAA) for setting one of the most memorable aviation records of 2009. The NAA, as the official record keeper for U.S. aviation, tracks dozens of world and national record attempts each year and annually selects the most memorable. The record for greatest payload was set on September 13, 2009 after loading a C-5M Super Galaxy with pallets totaling 176,450...

2010-03-02 08:40:00

MARIETTA, Ga., March 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The government of Tunisia has signed a contract with Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) for the purchase of two C-130J Super Hercules airlifters with an initial three years of logistics support. Tunisia's new C130Js, scheduled to be delivered in 2013 and 2014, will be the longer fuselage or "stretched" variant of the C-130J. A contract signing ceremony took place at the Tunisian Ministry of National Defense (MND) in Tunis last month. During the...

2010-02-19 13:08:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- At the Air Force Association's 26th Annual Air Warfare Symposium, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) officials provided details on how the C-5M is cost-effective, saves fuel and increases strategic airlift reliability for the warfighter. "This is an exciting time for the C-5 program," said Lorraine Martin, Lockheed Martin's vice president, C-5 program. "The C-5M is a game-changer for the warfighter and strategic airlift by being able to complete...

2010-02-01 16:11:02

NASA will hold a news media telecon at 1 p.m. EST on Thursday, Feb. 4, to discuss the latest Hubble images of the distant dwarf planet Pluto. These detailed images will help astronomers better interpret more than three decades of Pluto observations from other telescopes. The panelists are: - Marc Buie, scientist, Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, Colo.- Mike Brown, professor of planetary astronomy, Caltech, Pasadena, Calif. To reserve a telephone line, journalists should e-mail their...

2010-01-15 12:00:00

MARIETTA, Ga., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) recently inducted its second C-5 Galaxy strategic transport into the Reliability Enhancement and Re-engining Program (RERP) production line at its Marietta, Ga., facility. The RERP modifications consist of more than 70 improvements and upgrades to the C-5 airframe and aircraft systems, and include the installation of new higher-thrust, more reliable turbofan engines. "Each RERP aircraft induction is a major...