LOCKHEED MARTIN ENGINEERS SHOWCASE SPACE DAY TECHNOLOGIES AT LOUISIANA NATURE CENTER
NEW ORLEANS, LA., 13-JUL-00 --
“Hey, don’t hit me with that banana!” This weekend a team of Lockheed Martin engineers will be demonstrating what happens to a banana when dipped in liquid nitrogen, which is 320 degrees below zero. Watch as the banana freezes and effectively becomes so hard that it can be used as a hammer.
This is just one of the experiments that engineers will present in programs beginning at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, July 15 during Space Exploration Day at the Louisiana Nature Center at 5601 Read Boulevard.
Engineers will demonstrate cryogenic (super-cold) fuels, fire a subscale rocket motor and discuss how the latest technologies tie into the Space Shuttle External Tank that Lockheed Martin builds at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans.
Reporters and photographers are invited to the fun events at Space Exploration Day. For more information, contact Harry Wadsworth at Lockheed Martin at 257-0094 or Mark Trotter, Planetarium Curator at the Louisiana Nature Science, at 246-5672.Harry Wadsworth, 504-257-0094 or firstname.lastname@example.org