LOCKHEED MARTIN SPONSORS 2006 SPACE CALENDAR
SUNNYVALE, Calif., 19-SEP-05 -- For the eighth consecutive year, Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) is a leading sponsor of “The Year In Space” Desk Calendar, a 144-page full-color weekly calendar for 2006 featuring images and information from the past, present and future of space exploration and astronomical discovery. Through a special arrangement with the publisher, Lockheed Martin employees, retirees and stockholders nationwide are eligible to purchase the calendar for discounts ranging from 27% to 47%, at http://www.YearInSpace.com.
Lockheed Martin’s leadership in remote sensing satellites, interplanetary spacecraft, advanced space observatories, and human space exploration is portrayed in many of the 53 weekly photos, which include a stunning image of Saturn taken by the Cassini spacecraft, a desolate view of the asteroid Ida taken by the Galileo spacecraft, a spectacular Landsat 7 false-color image of the Malaspina Glacier in Alaska, and many breathtaking deep space images from the Spitzer Space Telescope and the Hubble Space Telescope. Lockheed Martin’s role as a partner in United Space Alliance, the prime contractor for NASA’s Space Shuttle Program, is also represented in nearly a dozen weekly photos of the space shuttle in action.
In addition to the weekly photo essays, “The Year In Space” includes informative articles about NASA’s Vision for Space Exploration, the role that military satellites play, planetary exploration in 2006, and the major space launches scheduled for the upcoming year. “The Year In Space” can now be ordered at a discount on the web at http://www.YearInSpace.com or by calling 800/736-6836. There is free domestic shipping on all orders while supplies last.
Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, a major operating unit of Lockheed Martin Corporation, designs, develops, tests, manufactures and operates a variety of advanced technology systems for military, civil and commercial customers. Chief products include a full-range of space launch systems, including heavy-lift capability, ground systems, remote sensing and communications satellites for commercial and government customers, advanced space observatories and interplanetary spacecraft, fleet ballistic missiles and missile defense systems.