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Lockheed Martin Opens Its Doors To Young Minds At Work

            Lockheed Martin Opens Its Doors To Young Minds At Work

Students Explore Science and Space Applications

PR Newswire

DENVER, April 25, 2013

DENVER, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Space
Systems Company campuses across the nation today opened their doors to more
than 3,200 children aged six to 18 to introduce them to the wonders of
science, physics and mathematics in the space industry through Young Minds at
Work day. The annual event inspires children to consider pursuing science,
technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) degrees by demonstrating
applications in our everyday life.

"STEM education is critical to our nation's future and the global economy,"
said Richard Ambrose, executive vice president for Lockheed Martin's Space
Systems Company. "Students exploring science, technology, engineering and math
will be the next generation of innovators and leaders. Young Minds at Work is
just one way that Lockheed Martin invests in our children by tapping their
natural curiosities and problem-solving skills."

Lockheed Martin employees and contractors sponsored their children at company
facilities across the nation. Highlights of the activities include: 

  oMentoring by NASA astronaut Rex Walheim about careers in STEM; practicing
    docking a spacecraft with the International Space Station; testing space
    knowledge in the Cosmic Challenge Trivia Game; and launching test rockets
    – Denver, Colo.
  oFlying an airplane in a simulator; playing with Frisbee-tossing robots;
    learning about orbital mechanics; and creating rockets – Sunnyvale, Calif.
  oHunting for a geocache treasure to understand global positioning systems
    and working with engineers on an antenna design activity – Newtown, Penn.

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 and
aerospace company that employs about 118,000 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 net sales for 2012 were $47.2 billion.

Media Contacts:
Gary Napier, Denver, CO, 720-224-7955; gary.p.napier@lmco.com
Dana Carroll, Sunnyvale, CA, 408-718-0632; dana.h.carroll@lmco.com
Dee Valleras, Newtown, PA, 215.497.4185; e-mail, dee.valleras@lmco.com

SOURCE Lockheed Martin

Website: http://www.lockheedmartin.com
 
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