Lockheed Martin http://www.kunc.org en Pentagon Grounds Fleet Of F-35 Fighter Jets Because Of Engine Problems http://www.kunc.org/post/pentagon-grounds-fleet-f-35-fighter-jets-because-engine-problems The Pentagon has halted the testing of its entire fleet of F-35 Joint Strike Fighters. At an estimated cost of $400 billion, it is the Pentagon's most expensive weapons program.<p><a href="http://www.defensenews.com/article/20130222/DEFREG02/302220023/U-S-Grounds-Entire-F-35-Fleet-Over-Engine-Issues?odyssey=tab&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;topnews&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;img&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;FRONTPAGE">Defense News reports:</a><p><blockquote><p>"The move came nine days after the Pentagon cleared the F-35B jump-jet variant, designed for the U.S. Marines, to resume tests after a monthlong suspension. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 22:03:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 40584 at http://www.kunc.org Pentagon Grounds Fleet Of F-35 Fighter Jets Because Of Engine Problems At $130 Million A Plane, Critics Question The Cost Of The F-35 http://www.kunc.org/post/130-million-plane-critics-question-cost-f-35 <em>Second of two parts</em><p>In a mile-long building on the edge of Fort Worth, Texas, an assembly line is taking shape to build the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Lockheed Martin, which got the contract to build the jet back in 2001, is slowly cranking up production. Wed, 02 Jan 2013 20:34:00 +0000 Larry Abramson 38352 at http://www.kunc.org At $130 Million A Plane, Critics Question The Cost Of The F-35 Lockheed Martin's Incoming CEO Resigns Over Relationship With Subordinate http://www.kunc.org/post/lockheed-martins-incoming-ceo-resigns-over-relationship-subordinate Lockheed Martin announced that its board of directors asked for the resignation of Christopher E. Kubasik, 51, the current chief operating officer and incoming chief executive office.<p>"Kubasik, previously slated to become CEO in January, resigned after an ethics investigation confirmed that he had a close personal relationship with a subordinate employee," Lockeheed said in a statement. "His actions violated the company's Code of Ethics and Business Conduct, but did not affect the company's operational or financial performance."<p>Marillyn A. Fri, 09 Nov 2012 22:16:00 +0000 36285 at http://www.kunc.org Lockheed Martin's Incoming CEO Resigns Over Relationship With Subordinate Lockheed To Build NASA's Next Mars Follow Up To Curiosity http://www.kunc.org/post/lockheed-build-nasas-next-mars-follow-curiosity <p>Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Littleton has been chosen to build and operate the next Mars Spacecraft.</p><p> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 19:36:59 +0000 Nathan Heffel 32470 at http://www.kunc.org Lockheed To Build NASA's Next Mars Follow Up To Curiosity "It's A Heck Of A Big Leap For Me." Bruce McCandless, Astronaut http://www.kunc.org/post/its-heck-big-leap-me-bruce-mccandless-astronaut-0 <p>Astronaut Bruce McCandless has been involved with the U.S. Space Program for decades. He worked in ground control during Neil Armstrong’s first step on the moon in 1969. In 1984, he became the first man to spacewalk untethered in an MMU, or Manned Maneuvering Unit.</p><p> Fri, 17 Aug 2012 21:39:35 +0000 Nathan Heffel 32311 at http://www.kunc.org "It's A Heck Of A Big Leap For Me." Bruce McCandless, Astronaut