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From left to right, Scott Horowitz, NASA Associate Administrator for the Exploration Systems Directorate, Doug Cooke, NASA Exploration Deputy Associate Administrator, Jeff Hanley, NASA Constellation Program Manager, and Orion Project Manager Skip Hatfield take part in a news conference at NASA headquarters in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006 to announce that Lockheed Martin Corp. was selected as the prime contractor for the design, development and construction of Orion, the next generation crew piloted spacecraft. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP