LOCKHEED MARTIN EMPLOYEES TO WATCH SPACE SHUTTLE LAUNCH
NEW ORLEANS, LA, 07-SEP-06 -- Lockheed Martin employees will watch the launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis on a large screen, now scheduled for 10:40 a.m. CDT, Friday, September 8 at the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility.
NASA postponed an earlier launch on Wednesday due to a fuel cell voltage spike in orbiter Atlantis.
An astronaut crew of six led by Commander Brent Jett will undertake a complicated mission to expand the International Space Station by delivering a 17-ton truss segment of the station’s backbone with solar arrays and batteries attached that are designed to collect 25 percent of the station’s energy.
Reporters and photographers who wish to cover the event are asked to be at the Building 101 lobby at the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility at 10:15 a.m.
Lockheed Martin and its 2,200 employees build the Space Shuttle External Tank for NASA at the Michoud Assembly Facility in eastern New Orleans.