NASA leaders visit Lockheed Martin in Littleton
Photo Credit: Jason Rhian / SpaceFlight Insider
On April 5, 2017, acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot and other top agency officials visited Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Littleton, Colorado, to see progress on the various missions the company is working on.
The meeting occurred in conjunction with the Space Symposium in Colorado Springs on April 3–6. NASA released photos of the meeting on its Flickr account.
NASA officials on the tour included the following:
- Robert Lightfoot, acting NASA administrator
- Lesa Roe, acting NASA deputy administrator
- Bill Gerstenmaier, associate administrator for human exploration and operations
- Al Condes, associate administrator for international and interagency relations
- Art Maples, director of strategic partnerships in the Colorado region
- Dennis Andrucyk, deputy associate administrator for science mission directorate
- Jen Rae Wang, NASA associate administrator for the Office of Communications
Acting NASA Deputy Administrator Lesa Roe, left, and acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot, center, visit Lockheed’s Collaborative Human Immersive Laboratory, or CHIL, April 5, 2017. CHIL allows spacecraft design and manufacturing teams to collaborate before physically producing hardware. Photo Credit: Joel Kowsky / NASA
Another view of Lightfoot in Lockheed’s CHIL. Photo Credit: Joel Kowsky / NASA
Acting NASA Deputy Administrator Lesa Roe uses a virtual reality headset while at Lockheed’s CHIL. Photo Credit: Joel Kowsky / NASA
Director of Space Exploration Systems at Lockheed Martin Guy Beutelschies, left, talks with acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot about the Mars 2020 rover heat shield. The shield in view was one of two built for the Curiosity rover mission. It was used as a test article for the Curiosity mission, but will now be used as the flight heat shield for Mars 2020. According to Lockheed, it has built every Mars heat shield and aeroshell for NASA since the Viking missions in 1976. Photo Credit: Joel Kowsky / NASA
Acting NASA administrator Robert Lightfoot visits Lockheed’s Mission Support Area during his visit. The Mission Support Area currently supports six robotic spacecraft: Mars Odyssey, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, MAVEN, Juno, OSIRIS-REx and the Spitzer Space Telescope. Photo Credit: Joel Kowsky / NASA
Acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot, along with other NASA executives, visits Lockheed’s Mission Support Area. Photo Credit: Joel Kowsky / NASA
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