Press Release

Lockheed Martin Sponsors 2008 Space Calendar

By SpaceRef Editor
September 27, 2007
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For the tenth 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 2008 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 at discounts ranging from 25% to 44%.

Lockheed Martin’s leadership in remote sensing satellites, astronomical research satellites, and human space exploration is portrayed in many of the 53 weekly photos, which include a multi-wavelength image of Saturn’s rings and atmosphere taken by the Cassini spacecraft, a violent solar flare captured by the TRACE spacecraft, a spectacular Landsat 7 false-color image of the other-worldly Richat Structure in Mauritania, and many breathtaking deep space images from the Spitzer Space Telescope and the Hubble Space Telescope. Lockheed Martin’s role as prime contractor for NASA’s new Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle is also illustrated with a simulated view of the spacecraft in lunar orbit.

In addition to the weekly photo essays, “The Year In Space” includes informative articles about a mystery surrounding the Pioneer 10 and 11 spacecraft, the outlook for planetary exploration in 2008, and a month-by-month sky guide.

“The Year In Space” can now be ordered at a discount on the web at or by calling 800/736-6836. There is free domestic shipping on all orders while supplies last.

Lockheed Martin Space Systems, a major operating unit of Lockheed Martin Corporation, designs, develops, tests, manufactures and operates a full spectrum of advanced-technology systems for national security, civil and commercial customers. Chief products include human space flight systems; a full range of remote sensing, navigation, meteorological and communications satellites and instruments; space observatories and interplanetary spacecraft; laser radar; fleet ballistic missiles; and missile defense systems.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin employs about 140,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation reported 2006 sales of $39.6 billion.

Media Contacts:

Lockheed Martin, Buddy Nelson, e-mail: [email protected]
The Year in Space, Steve Cariddi, e-mail: [email protected]
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