Lockheed Martin To Offer Real-life Science And Technology Experiences For Students At USA Science & Engineering Festival

Students can be pilots, live in the coldest place on earth and predict the weather

Apr 14, 2014, 10:00 ET from Lockheed Martin

BETHESDA, Md., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing commitment to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] will feature an exciting lineup of hands-on, interactive science and technology attractions for student attendees at the upcoming USA Science & Engineering Festival, where the company will serve as founding and presenting host.

What: Lockheed Martin's exhibits at the Festival will give students a chance to experience:

  • What it's like to be a pilot: The F-35, F-22 and F-16 flight simulators will allow students to "take to the skies".
  • What it's like to pilot a spacecraft: Visitors can rendezvous with an asteroid at the Orion Human Space Flight Simulator, where they'll use actual flight controls to pilot the Orion Capsule.
  • What it's like to live on Mars: The Lockheed Martin Phoenix Mars Lander exhibit will feature the Mars One missions. Attendees will be able to take a photo of "living" on Mars and post it on social media.
  • What it's like to live in Antarctica: Students can wear cold weather gear and learn what it is like to live and work in the coldest place on earth.
  • Robot Rescue Challenge: Visitors can control a blimp through a challenging course to rescue a stranded team member and learn the different ways to control robots using state-of-the-art robotic technology.
  • Robots in a band! KMel Robotics created a team of precision-controlled, intricately coordinated flying vehicles that will be playing a variety of off-the-shelf and homemade instruments. The creators of these musical robots will be available to talk with students.
  • Interactive Weather Wall: Visitors can record their own weather segment with The Weather Channel and take home a DVD of their personalized recording!

When:   Media Sneak Peek – Friday, April 25, 2014
             9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
             Festival open to the public – Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27, 2014 
             9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Where:  Lockheed Martin Booth at the USA Science & Engineering Festival
             Walter E. Washington Convention Center
             801 Mt. Vernon Pl NW
             Washington, D.C. 20001

Background: More than 500,000 people attended 2012 USA Science & Engineering Festival events. The three-day expo at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center draws students, parents, teachers, as well as organizations and companies interested in investing in STEM education. To learn more about Lockheed Martin's involvement in the festival, as well as details on the exhibits, click here.

About Lockheed Martin: Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 115,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation's net sales for 2013 were $45.4 billion.

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