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Published:June 5th, 2007 09:20 EST
Lockheed Martin Sends Student to Space Camp

Lockheed Martin Sends Student to Space Camp

By SOP newswire

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has selected Victoria Geyer, a fifth grade student at Moorestown Friends School, as winner of the company’s annual Space Day Essay Contest.  Geyer’s essay, “50 Years in Space and Still Having a Blast,” won her a three-day parent/child Space Camp adventure package at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, in Huntsville, AL.   The award includes camp tuition, airfare and transportation.

“Victoria’s essay was a creative and clever look at space travel,” said Orlando Carvalho, vice president and general manager of Lockheed Martin’s Moorestown business.  “We’re pleased to send her to Space Camp, where she’ll have the opportunity to see how math and science can come together in fun and exciting ways – and why these subjects are critical to America’s future.”

Students from across Burlington County participated in Lockheed Martin’s annual Space Day Essay Contest, which asked participants to use their imaginations and describe what it would be like to travel into the solar system.  Geyer’s essay was deemed the best submission by a judging panel of Lockheed Martin employees. 

Lockheed Martin sponsors the annual essay contest as part of a series of activities culminating in Space Day, a nationwide date established to celebrate the achievements, benefits and opportunities of space exploration.  In the fall, Lockheed Martin sponsored the national Space Day T-shirt design competition, which was won by Ben Gassaway, a fifth grader at Bobby’s Run Elementary School in Lumberton.  During Space Day in early May, Lockheed Martin employees visited more than 30 schools to lead activities and presentations with more than 1,500 students, and coordinated three performances of the Franklin Institute’s “Life in Space” show at Moorestown Upper Elementary School.

Since its launch in 1997, the national Space Day educational initiative has evolved into a large-scale grassroots effort dedicated to the extraordinary achievements, benefits and opportunities in the exploration and use of space.  For more information about Space Day, visit: www.spaceday.org.

Headquartered in Bethesda, MD, Lockheed Martin employs about 140,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

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Media Contact: Kimberly Ricker, (856) 722-4450; e-mail, kimberly.ricker@lmco.com