LOCKHEED MARTIN EXPLORER SCOUTS TO SHOW OFF WINNING MOONBUGGY
NEW ORLEANS, LA, 11-MAY-04 -- As part of Space Day activities, 30 science students from Slidell Junior High will launch model rockets at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 12 at the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility where Lockheed Martin builds the Space Shuttle External Tank.
Students will divide into teams and participate in a rocket-launching contest. Each rocket will be judged on its apogee or highest altitude and its distance down-range. Propelled at launch by a small motor, the rockets recover with a parachute.
Reporters and photographers who wish to cover the rocket contest and talk with students are invited to come to Building 350 lobby at 12:30 p.m. at the Michoud Assembly Facility.
Before launching their rockets, students will tour the External Tank production line and observe various technology demonstrations on factory automation, engineering laboratory practices and graphic animation.
Slidell Junior High is one of Lockheed Martin’s three partner schools where engineers and technicians give presentations about space and encourage students to consider pursing math, science or aerospace careers.
Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Michoud Operations also designs and assembles large aluminum and composite structures for aerospace and other applications.