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Lockheed Martin Exhibits at Forthcoming Science and Engineering Fair as a Corporate Sponsor
London, UK, March 10 2010 -- Lockheed Martin will display a range of exciting attractions on its stand at the second Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair being staged March 11-13 at Manchester Central. The Big Bang will celebrate young people’s achievements in science and engineering during 2009 and will encourage young people of all ages to do more with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), at school and beyond.
As one of the Corporate sponsors of the event, Lockheed Martin will demonstrate how it uses STEM in its daily business, highlighting the range of interesting and exciting careers where science and engineering is at the heart of its capabilities spanning the aerospace, defence and civil sectors in the UK.
Amongst the high technology interactive activities on its stand located in the Go Global zone, one of four zones at the Big Bang, will be the Tactical Visual Intelligence demonstration, a technology that enables real-time video to be viewed over a narrow bandwidth network. The Lockheed Martin exhibits will illustrate the zone’s theme of exploring some of the major challenges facing our global village and the ways in which innovative thinking is solving them.
Stephen Ball, chief executive of Lockheed Martin UK, said: "We are delighted to be participating for the second time at this Fair, as we have a unique opportunity to take young people on a journey through science, engineering and technology and to inspire them to understand the value and excitement of education. By fostering the development of STEM, Lockheed Martin can help establish the UK as a world leader in research and development as a result of our singular focus on innovation, which is the foundation for our reputation as a global leader.”
Adjacent to Lockheed Martin in the Go Global zone will be the BLOODHOUND stand, where visitors will be able to view a full-scale model of the Super Sonic Car (SSC) to be used in Britain’s latest attempt at the World Land Speed Record. Lockheed Martin UK - Ampthill has been made an official product sponsor of the BLOODHOUND SSC Project, after submitting its Research and Development findings, which advise on the wheels’ configuration to reach maximum speeds under extreme forces.
Lockheed Martin has been developing the BLOODHOUND wheel design to ensure they can withstand forces of 50,000 radial Gs at the rim and support a 6.5 tonne car, travelling at 1,050 mph.
The Big Bang will kick-off National Science & Engineering Week and is expected to attract around 15,000 students. Other on-site attractions include a range of interactive science exhibits, theatre, workshops and events which represent the very best of British science, engineering and technology. Visitors will also be wowed by experiments, explosions, simulators and live shows, including Sky One's multi award-winning Brainiac and the BBC’s Bang Goes the Theory.
For more information on The Big Bang visit www.thebigbangfair.co.uk
Lockheed Martin UK, a unit of Lockheed Martin Corporation, is a leader in systems integration working on major programmes spanning the aerospace, defence and civil sectors. The organisation works with more than 100 business partners and employs over 1700 people at sites across the UK.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 140,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation reported 2009 sales of $45.2 billion.