Human Space Flight


To be human is to explore. Lockheed Martin is developing advanced capabilities to usher in a new era of human space exploration. Humans will travel deeper into space, where greater discoveries await and where future generations will be inspired.

With the Orion multi-purpose crew vehicle, NASA will write a new chapter in the history of human space exploration, taking people deeper into space and inspiring a new generation to look to the stars.

Lockheed Martin is the prime contractor building Orion, 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.

We are working with our customer to develop advanced deep-space radiation protection capabilities to keep astronaut crews safe and to protect electrical systems on long-duration space missions beyond low Earth orbit.