NASA Awards Lockheed Martin Contract for Six Orion Spacecraft

Orion is NASA’s deep space exploration spaceship that will carry astronauts from Earth to the Moon and bring them safely home.

Production Starts on Spacecraft that will Take Astronauts to the Moon

DENVER, Sept. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — NASA and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) have finalized a contract for the production and operations of six Orion spacecraft missions and the ability to order up to 12 in total. Orion is NASA’s deep space exploration spaceship that will carry astronauts from Earth to the Moon and bring them safely home. Lockheed Martin has been the prime contractor during the development phase of the Orion program.