GOVERNOR BLANCO TO PARTICIPATE IN NCAM SIGNING CEREMONY AT LOCKHEED MARTIN
NEW ORLEANS, LA, 25-MAR-04 -- NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Director Dave King will join Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco and LSU System President William Jenkins to complete the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding for the continuation of the National Center for Advanced Manufacturing (NCAM) in a ceremony at the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility on Friday, March 26. New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin will also attend.
Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) designs and builds the Space Shuttle External Tank at the Michoud facility in New Orleans, and serves as an agent for NCAM activities.
Reporters and photographers are invited to attend a tour of the External Tank production line with Governor Blanco and Mayor Nagin at 2:30 p.m. Following the tour, the group will participate in the NCAM signing ceremony and make brief remarks.
Media who wish to attend the event should arrive at Building 101 at the Michoud Assembly Facility by 2 p.m. Reporters can call Harry Wadsworth at 504-257-0094 or pager 572-8233 for more information.
NCAM is a product of a Memorandum of Understanding between NASA, the state of Louisiana and the University of New Orleans that resulted from an initiative by Lockheed Martin Space Systems – Michoud Operations. NCAM is a state of the art manufacturing facility that will design and assemble products such as lightweight composite tanks for space launch vehicles or low profile components for advanced aircraft.
Lockheed Martin Space Systems -- Michoud Operations designs and assembles large aluminum and composite structures for aerospace and other applications.