Lockheed Martin wants to hire you so it can get to the moon

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At Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux in Melbourne, Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) will recruit the workers who will help the defense and aerospace giant literally reach for the moon.

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The Bethesda, Maryland-based company will host a recruiting event at the restaurant from 3-7 p.m. on May 3. Lockheed needs to fill dozens of positions on the Space Coast as it ramps up production of its Orion spacecraft that eventually will take humans back to the moon, Director for Orion Production Kelly DeFazio told the Orlando Business Journal.

It’s a critical time for the Orion program, part of NASA’s initiative to return human astronauts to the moon starting in 2024.

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The spacecraft is scheduled to blast off on a rocket from Cape Canaveral this year in an uncrewed test mission.

After that, Lockheed will deliver at least five more Orion vehicles to NASA.

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