LOCKHEED MARTIN TO DEDICATE COLUMBIA MEMORIAL
NEW ORLEANS, LA., 31-JAN-05 -- Lockheed Martin will dedicate a memorial in honor of Space Shuttle Columbia and her crew at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, February 1 – the two-year anniversary of the Columbia accident.
The dedication will take place at the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility where Lockheed Martin builds the Space Shuttle External Tank for NASA. Sandy Coleman, NASA’s External Tank program manager, will be the guest speaker at the dedication.
The memorial was designed with the assistance of Hersh Fernandes, a Jesuit High School student and member of Boy Scout Troop 23, who participated as part of his Eagle Scout project. The Jesuit ROTC Band and Color Guard will also participate in the dedication.
Reporters and photographers who wish to attend the dedication are invited to come to the lobby of Building 101 at the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility at 9:45 a.m.
Lockheed Martin Space Systems -- Michoud Operations assembles large aluminum and composite structures for aerospace and other applications in New Orleans.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin employs about 130,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture and integration of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation reported 2004 sales of $35.5 billion.