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NEW MEXICO FILM FOUNDATION AND LOCKHEED MARTIN CONTEST WINNER WILL PREMIERE “DELIVERY FROM EARTH”
SANTA FE, New Mexico, April 16, 2015 – Michael Becker, the winner of a New Mexico Film Foundation and Lockheed Martin-sponsored film competition will debut his short film, “Delivery from Earth,” about the first human born on another planet, during an event at the Jean Cocteau Cinema. Following the premiere, Keith Gardner, the chief of staff for New Mexico State Governor, Susana Martinez, will be presented with the New Mexico state flag that recently flew on the Orion spacecraft’s first test flight in December 2014.
In collaboration with the New Mexico Film Foundation, Lockheed Martin created a $5,000 filmmaker grant to encourage independent film makers in New Mexico to create a short film about deep space exploration. This contest is part of an ongoing effort by NASA and the aerospace industry to expose nontraditional audiences across the country to NASA’s human spaceflight efforts.
WHEN: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 from 1:30p.m.—3:00p.m. MST
WHERE: Jean Cocteau Theater, Santa Fe, New Mexico
WHO: Larry Price, Lockheed Martin Orion deputy program manager, Keith Gardner, chief of staff for New Mexico State Governor Susana Martinez, Dirk Norris, New Mexico Film Foundation chief executive officer, and Michael Becker, film contest winner
Media will have the opportunity to watch the film premiere, learn about the Orion spacecraft and NASA’s journey to Mars, and ask questions.
Orion is NASA’s first spacecraft designed for long-duration, human-rated deep space exploration. Orion will transport humans to interplanetary destinations beyond low Earth orbit, such as asteroids, the moon and eventually Mars, and return them safely back to Earth. Lockheed Martin is the prime contractor responsible for the design, development, test, and engineering of Orion.
Through work accomplished at GE Fanuc, Barnhill Bolt Co, Inc., Sandia National Labs and White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico has made significant contributions to the Orion program.
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