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Loren Acton

Loren Acton

Status: Retired
3/7/1936 –
Nationality: American
Type: Payload Specialist
First Flight: 7/29/1985
Last Flight: 7/29/1985

Loren Wilber Acton (born March 7, 1936) is an American physicist who flew on Space Shuttle mission STS-51-F as a Payload Specialist for the Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratory.

Lockheed Martin - LMT

  • Type: Commercial
  • Abbreviation: LMT
  • Founded: 1953
  • Launchers: Titan | Agena
  • Spacecraft: Hubble | JUNO | InSight
  • Country: USA

Lockheed Martin’s Space Division started in the production of missiles and later ICBM’s in the 1950s. Their TITAN missile system was used for 12 Gemini spacecraft and the Voyager probes. They have worked largely in collaboration with NASA on many of their probes, landers, and spacecraft, and hope to play a key role in NASA’s return to the moon in 2024.

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