Lockheed Martin Sponsors 2005 Space Calendar; Employees, Retirees, Stockholders Eligible for Discounts & Free U.S. Shipping

For the seventh consecutive year, Lockheed Martin is a leading sponsor of "The Year In Space" Desk Calendar ( ), a 144-page full-color weekly calendar for 2005 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 27% to 47%.

Lockheed Martin's leadership in remote sensing satellites, advanced space observatories, interplanetary spacecraft and human space exploration is portrayed in many of the 53 weekly photos, which include a stunning false-color image of the surface of Venus taken by the Magellan spacecraft, a colorful Landsat 7 image of the Bogda Mountains in China, and breathtaking deep space images from the Spitzer Space Telescope and the Hubble Space Telescope. Lockheed Martin's role as a partner in United Space Alliance, the prime contractor for NASA's Space Shuttle Program, is also represented in nearly a dozen weekly photos of the Space Shuttle in action in anticipation of the Shuttle's return to flight.

In addition to the weekly photo essays, "The Year In Space" includes informative articles about the International Space Station, remote sensing satellites, planetary exploration in 2005 and the major space launches scheduled for the upcoming year. "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 Company, one of the major operating units of Lockheed Martin Corporation, designs, develops, tests, manufactures and operates a variety of advanced technology systems for civil, military and commercial customers. Chief products include a full-range of space launch systems, including heavy-lift capability, ground systems, remote sensing and communications satellites for commercial and government customers, advanced space observatories and interplanetary spacecraft, fleet ballistic missiles and missile defense systems.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin employs about 130,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture and integration of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation reported 2003 sales of $31.8 billion.


   Buddy Nelson, Lockheed Martin,
   Steve Cariddi, The Year in Space,

SOURCE: Lockheed Martin Corporation

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Steve Cariddi of the Year in Space,