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3…2…1…BLAST OFF! SPACE STATION 3D
TO LAUNCH AT BLOCKBUSTER® IMAX® THEATER



Daily Departures to the International Space Station begin on February 14, 2004!
 
Ft. Lauderdale, FL– Beginning February 14, 2004,
visitors of all ages will experience an out-of-this-world adventure -- a trip into outer space by way of SPACE STATION 3D, the first ever IMAX® 3D space film, set to take flight at the Blockbuster® IMAX® Theater located at the Museum of Discovery and Science in downtown Ft. Lauderdale. The Museum will launch the film with special opening weekend activities on February 14, 15 and 16, 2004.
 
An Astronomical Adventure-
According to CNN Quick Vote in April of 2001, more than 86% of respondents would buy a ticket for a flight into space if money were no object. And while some civilians are paying an astronomical amount to do so, now SPACE STATION 3D fulfills that dream, delivering the celestial experience first-hand.
 
The Mission-
SPACE STATION 3D is the story of the greatest engineering feat since landing a man on the moon – the construction of the International Space Station. The global collaborative mission unites 16 nations with a common goal to further human space exploration.
 
Narrated by multi-Academy Award® nominee Tom Cruise, SPACE STATION 3D transports audiences 220 miles above Earth to experience life in space. As audiences blast off, they are joined by the astronauts and cosmonauts who directed and filmed their in-orbit assembly of the International Space Station. “This is the first time that audiences will have the all encompassing view that only astronauts and cosmonauts are privileged to experience. The camera actually puts you right there, with them, moving around and floating in space,” said SPACE STATION 3D producer Toni Myers. “The IMAX 3D footage captures the excitement and magnitude of this amazing project being built in outer space in a way that no other medium can.”
 
It’s in the Stars-
The film, presented by Lockheed Martin Corporation in cooperation with NASA, takes audiences on an incredible 3D cinematic journey of discovery. Dennis Boxx, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, Lockheed Martin Corporation, said, “This film, along with the four other space films Lockheed Martin, NASA and IMAX have partnered on, will help to educate audiences around the world on both the importance of space to our planet’s future and the joy of living and working in space.”
 
SPACE STATION 3D
 
 “ The minute I saw the amazing 3D footage shot by the astronauts in space, I knew I had to be involved with this very special film,” Tom Cruise said. “My family and I have enjoyed IMAX movies for many years – particularly the ones about the NASA space programs, and I’m honored to participate with the SPACE STATION 3D team in this historic project.”
 
Paula Cleggett, NASA’s Deputy Associate Administrator for Public Affairs said, “We’re thrilled to have Tom Cruise on the SPACE STATION 3D team. His remarkable talent adds tremendously to this film that will undoubtedly entertain and educate audiences around the world for many years to come.”
 
The Flight Plan-
The Blockbuster® IMAX® Theater is located at 401 S.W. Second Street in Ft. Lauderdale. For information on tickets and show times, interested crew members can call 954-463-IMAX or 954-713-0930 for advance tickets. Ticket information and show times can also be found online at www.mods.org.
 
About the Museum-
The Museum is open Monday through Saturday,10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday,noonto6:00 p.m., every day of the year except Thanksgiving. General admission prices are $14.00 for adults; $13.00 for seniors; $12.00 for children 3 to 12. Children under 3 are free. A general admission ticket includes admission to the Museum’s exhibits and one IMAXÒfilm. Members receive free admission to Museum exhibits and $1.00 off IMAXÒand combo ticket prices. The Museum of Discovery and Science is located at 401 Southwest Second Street in downtownFort Lauderdale. For more information about the Museum, visitors should call 954-467-MODS (6637).

About IMAX Corporation-
Founded in 1967, IMAX Corporation is one of the world’s leading entertainment technology companies. IMAX’s businesses include the creation and delivery of the world’s best cinematic presentations using proprietary IMAX and IMAX® 3D technology, and the development of the highest quality digital production and presentation. IMAX theatres feature the highest quality film presentations on screens that are up to eight stories high and 120 feet wide surrounded by 12,000 watts of pure digital sound to create The IMAX Experience. In 2002, IMAX introduced its revolutionary, proprietary IMAX DMR (Digital Re-mastering) technology, making it possible for virtually any 35mm live-action film to be transformed into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience. The IMAX brand is recognized throughout the world for extraordinary and immersive family entertainment experiences. As of March 2003, there were more than 230 IMAX theatres operating in 34 countries.
 
IMAX®, The IMAX Experience® and IMAX® DMR™ are trademarks of IMAX Corporation.More information on the Company can be found at www.imax.com.
 
SPACE STATION 3D-
About Lockheed Martin Corporation
Through its various business programs and services, Lockheed Martin and its heritage companies have supportedAmerica's space program from its inception. From the earliest days of rocketry to the recent and continuing missions to service the Hubble Space Telescope and International Space Station, to continued interplanetary exploration, Lockheed Martin's team of scientists, engineers and support personnel are committed to furthering our knowledge of this planet and beyond.
 
Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT), headquartered inBethesda, Maryland is a global enterprise principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture and integration of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation's core business areas are: Systems Integration, Space Systems, Aeronautical Systems, and Technology Services. Employing approximately 125,000 people worldwide, Lockheed Martin had 2001 sales surpassing $24 billion. 

More information on the Company can be found at www.lockheedmartin.com. About The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). NASA conducts research for the solution of problems of flight within and outside the Earth's atmosphere and develops, constructs, tests, and operates aeronautical and space vehicles. It conducts activities required for the exploration of space with manned and unmanned vehicles and arranges for the most effective utilization of the scientific and engineering resources of the United States with other nations engaged in aeronautical and space activities for peaceful purposes. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration was established by the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958, as amended (42 U.S.C. 2451 et seq.).

  

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