LOCKHEED MARTIN-SPONSORED SPACE DAY TO FEATURE ASTRONAUT PRESENTATIONS
NEW ORLEANS, LA., 02-MAY-00 -- Several hundred area school children will have the opportunity to talk with NASA astronaut Rick Linnehan about his space travels as part of the 4th Annual Lockheed Martin-sponsored Space Day on Thursday, May 4. The events take place at the Daily Living Science Center at 409 Williams Boulevard in Kenner.
Linnehan’s appearance is just one of many highlights of Space Day, the goal of which is to advance science, math and technology, and to inspire youngsters to realize the vision of America’s space pioneers. Lockheed Martin is the corporate sponsor for national Space Day activities.
Each hour, Linnehan and Lockheed Martin engineers will demonstrate cryogenic fuels, fire a subscale rocket motor and present technologies that Lockheed Martin uses in building the Space Shuttle External Tank at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans.
Presentations begin at 9:30 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. Following the demonstrations, students will tour a mock-up of the International Space Station.
Students from seven area elementary and middle schools will participate in Space Day events at the center. Due to seating limitations, no additional schools may participate.
Reporters and photographers are invited to attend. For more information, call Harry Wadsworth at Lockheed Martin at 257-0094 or Mike Sandras at the Daily Living Science Center at 468-7231. To learn more about Space Day, go to www.spaceday.com.