Lockheed Martin Space Systems Sponsors 2001 Space Calendar
SUNNYVALE, CA, 07-NOV-00 -- For the third consecutive year, Lockheed Martin Space Systems (NYSE: LMT) is participating as one of the leading sponsors of The Year In Space Desk Calendar, a 168-page full-color weekly calendar for 2001, featuring images and information from the past, present and future of space exploration and astronomical discovery. Through a special arrangement with the publisher , all Lockheed Martin employees, retirees, and stockholders nationwide are eligible to purchase the calendar at discounts ranging from 27% to 47%. Lockheed Martin's leadership in remote sensing satellites, astronomical research satellites, launch vehicles, and human space exploration is represented in the calendar. Many on the 53 weekly photos depict programs in which Lockheed Martin has played a significant role, including recent Earth images taken by the Terra and Landsat remote sensing satellites, deep space images from the Hubble Space Telescope, an artist's concept of the X-33 prototype reusable launch vehicle, and a behind-the-scenes look at a weather satellite being encapsulated prior to launch on an Atlas II launch vehicle. Also, Lockheed Martin's role as a partner in United Space Alliance, the prime contractor for NASA's Space Shuttle Program, is represented in several weekly photos depicting highlights of the past twenty years of Space Shuttle missions.
In addition to the weekly photo essays, The Year In Space offers several informative feature articles. Satellites That Serve explores the integral role satellites play in communications, remote sensing, weather and navigation; Space Station Update previews the flurry of ISS construction missions scheduled for 2001; and Shuttle Service takes a look at why, after twenty years, the Space Shuttle is still way ahead of its time.
The Year In Space can now be ordered on the web c or by calling 800/736-6836. As an incentive to order early, there will be free domestic shipping on all orders placed before December 1.
Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Sunnyvale, CA, is a leading supplier of satellites and space systems to military, civil government and commercial communications organizations around the world. These spacecraft and systems have enhanced military and commercial communications; provided new and timely remote-sensing information; and furnished new data for thousands of scientists studying our planet and the universe.