Press Release

Lockheed Martin Sponsors Stunning “Year In Space” 2012 Calendar

By SpaceRef Editor
October 13, 2011
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For the fourteenth consecutive year, Lockheed Martin [NYSE:LMT] is a leading sponsor of “The Year In Space” Desk Calendar, 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 144-page 2012 Desk Calendar at discounts ranging from 25% to 44%, with free shipping on all domestic orders. Co-workers can organize a group order to qualify for quantity discounts.

Lockheed Martin’s leadership in advanced space observatories, interplanetary spacecraft, and human space exploration is portrayed in many of the 53 weekly photos in the 2012 calendar. The weekly images include a self-portrait taken by the Phoenix Mars Lander, several breathtaking views of Saturn captured by the orbiting Cassini spacecraft; dramatic photos of the Space Shuttle and International Space Station; a number of gorgeous deep space vistas captured by the Hubble and Spitzer Space Telescopes, and more. A free hi-resolution PDF poster with all the featured images can be downloaded at

In addition to the weekly photo essays, “The Year In Space” Desk Calendar includes a preview of planetary exploration in 2012, a month-by-month sky guide, and an exclusive article by Planetary Society blogger Emily Lakdawalla who talks about some remarkable images captured by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

“The Year In Space” can be ordered at a discount at, or by calling (800) 736-6836. Calendars begin shipping on November 10th, but orders can be placed now.

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, a major operating unit of Lockheed Martin Corporation, designs and develops, tests, manufactures and operates a full spectrum of advanced-technology systems for national security and military, civil government 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; ballistic missiles; missile defense systems; and nanotechnology research and development.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 126,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation’s 2010 sales from continuing operations were $45.8 billion.


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