SEN. MARY LANDRIEU TO SEE SPACE SHUTTLE EXTERNAL TANK IMPROVEMENTS
NEW ORLEANS, LA, 09-JUN-05 -- U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu will visit the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility on Friday, June 10 to see first-hand the improvements that Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is making to the Space Shuttle External Tank.
Sen. Landrieu will also address Lockheed Martin’s workforce in an all-hands meeting to discuss Michoud’s future and the U.S. space program.
“I look forward to visiting with Lockheed Martin employees about Michoud’s future,” the senator said. “The Michoud plant and Louisiana have a long partnership in leading America’s exploration of the space frontier, and I believe our greatest journeys and proudest histories have yet to be traveled and written.”
Landrieu’s visit comes just weeks before Space Shuttle Discovery will return to flight in a launch window extending from July 13-31.
Reporters and photographers who wish to cover the event are asked to come to Building 101 Lobby at the Michoud Assembly Facility by 11 a.m. sharp please.
Lockheed Martin Space Systems -- Michoud Operations assembles large aluminum and composite structures for aerospace and other applications in New Orleans.