Lockheed Martin


Manufacturers know that the only way to know for certain if something works is to put it to use. On Dec. 5, the world will be watched as NASA tested a project that has been almost 10 years in the making: Orion. NASA contracted Lockheed Martin in 2006 to develop a new-generation spacecraft to support lunar landing missions and supply runs to the international space station. 

As the leading member of a team comprised of major subcontractors including Aerojet Rocketdyne, United Technologies Aerospace Systems and Honeywell, as well as an expansive network of minor subcontractors and small businesses in 45 states across the country, Lockheed Martin was pretty far along the project when it got the call from NASA to switch focus and set its gaze on deep space. 


Lockheed Martin