Press Release

Northrop Grumman Sponsors 2007 Space Calendar

By SpaceRef Editor
November 28, 2006
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For the second consecutive year, Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC – News) is a leading sponsor of “The Year In Space” Desk Calendar, a 144-page full-color weekly calendar for 2007 featuring images and information from the past, present and future of space exploration and astronomical discovery. http://www.YearInSpace.com

Northrop Grumman’s role as the prime contractor for the Chandra X-Ray Observatory is portrayed in many of the 53 weekly photos, which include stunning images of elliptical galaxy NGC 4696, the colorful starburst galaxy M82, and an X-ray source within the Andromeda Galaxy. The five-year anniversary of the launch of the Northrop Grumman-built Aqua remote sensing satellite is also featured in one of the weekly photo essays, illustrated with a spectacular Aqua image of a bloom of phytoplankton in the Barents Sea north of Norway. In addition, the James Webb Space Telescope figures prominently in one of the calendar’s feature articles about the history and future of space-based astronomy.

Complementing the 53 weekly photo essays, “The Year In Space” includes informative articles about the role that software has played in space exploration, the outlook for planetary exploration in 2007, and an introduction to collecting space memorabilia. Weekly, monthly, yearly, and multi-year calendars help readers plan all the way out to 2010.

Through a special arrangement with the publisher, Northrop Grumman employees, retirees and stockholders nationwide are eligible to purchase the calendar at discounts ranging from 25% to 44%. “The Year In Space” can now be ordered 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.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a global defense company headquartered in Los Angeles, California. Northrop Grumman provides technologically advanced, innovative products, services and solutions in systems integration, defense electronics, information technology, advanced aircraft, shipbuilding and space technology. With more than 120,000 employees and operations in all 50 states and 25 countries, Northrop Grumman serves U.S. and international military, government and commercial customers.

SpaceRef staff editor.