08.09.2018
MEDIA ADVISORY
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and Lockheed Martin Kick-Off Astronaut Training Experience® Title Sponsorship
Thursday, August 16, 2018
 
 WHAT: On Thursday, August 16, Lockheed Martin will officially kick-off its sponsorship of the new Astronaut Training Experience® (ATX) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. After the ceremony, students from Stone Middle School and Southwest Middle School will take part in the Astronaut Training Experience program and train like the next generation of space explorers who will travel to Mars via immersive simulation technology.
As part of its sponsorship, Lockheed Martin has loaned Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex a full-scale mock-up of an interactive deep space habitat that visitors can walk through to see concepts of how astronauts will soon work in orbit around the Moon.
Photo/interview opportunities:
  • Students going through ATX
  • VIPs will “launch” the title sponsorship of ATX by pressing the launch button.
 
**Interview opportunities available with participants after the ceremony**
 
WHEN: Thursday, August 16
  9:45 a.m. Media arrival
  10 a.m. Ceremony begins
WHERE: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
  Astronaut Training Experience (ATX) Center
  • Arrive to administration building (first right after turning off State Route 405)
  • Proceed to the parking lot in front of the administration building and check in inside the lobby
WHO:  Therrin Protze, chief operating officer, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Lisa Callahan, vice president and general manager, Commercial Civil Space at Lockheed Martin Space
To attend, RSVP to:
Rebecca Shireman at rshireman@delawarenorth.com, (321) 213-5926
Lauren Walbert at lwalbert@hillmanpr.com, (443) 683-0294

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