Lockheed Martin to Debut Mars Lander Concept at IAC Australia

Webcast and Press Conference to Provide Update About Mars Base Camp

DENVER, Sept. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Never before in history have we had the technology and global interest to send humans to Mars. Lockheed Martin's concept for how to send humans to Mars in about a decade is called Mars Base Camp. The vision behind Mars Base Camp is simple: Transport astronauts from Earth to a Mars-orbiting science laboratory where they can perform unprecedented, real-time scientific exploration, all while preparing and identifying the best place to land humans on the surface.

    WHAT:       At the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Adelaide, Australia, Lockheed Martin experts will present an update to its Mars Base Camp vision. The
                presentation will include a look at how Mars Base Camp aligns with NASA's lunar Deep Space Gateway, and a debut of a crewed Mars lander concept.

               The live presentation will be webcast by Australia's Science Channel.

                Following the presentation, Lockheed Martin will hold a press conference at IAC to take questions from news media. The press conference will also have a
                teleconference line for journalists who did not attend the conference.

    WHEN:      Webcast: Thursday, Sept. 28, 6:00 p.m. ET, United States (Friday, Sept. 29, 7:30 a.m. Australia, ACST)

               Press conference: 7:00 p.m. ET U.S. (8:30 a.m. ACST)

    WHERE:     Webcast: https://www.australiascience.tv/live-from-the-68th-iac-lockheed-martins-mission-to-mars/

                The press conference will be held at the Panorama Suite at the Adelaide Convention Center. Journalists who wish to register to call into press conference should
                contact Gary Napier at gary.p.napier@lmco.com and dial-in details will be provided.

    MORE INFO: More information about Mars Base Camp can be found at: https://lockheedmartin.com/marsbasecamp

                                                                 Images of Mars Base Camp can be found at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/lockheedmartin/albums/72157689489028895

About Lockheed Martin

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 97,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

Media Contact:
Gary Napier, +1 (720) 842-6102; gary.p.napier@lmco.com

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