Lockheed Martin, Ball Aerospace Demonstrated Safer Docking System

Astronauts for the STS-134 shuttle mission attend a demonstration of the STORRM navigation system that will make docking operations safer and easier for spacecraft flying to the International Space Station (ISS). The demonstration took place on July 20 at Ball Aerospace.

BALL AEROSPACE PRESS RELEASE

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company and NASA conducted a successful technology demonstration of an inventive navigation system that will make docking operations safer and easier for spacecraft flying to the International Space Station (ISS). The demonstration that took place at the Ball facility in Boulder, Colo., showcased the dynamic nature of the sensors by simulating crewed and uncrewed docking operations.

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Ball Corporation Profits Rise

BALL CORPORATION PRESS RELEASE

Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL) today reported second quarter net earnings of $133.3 million, or $1.40 cents per diluted share, on sales of $1.93 billion, compared to earnings of $100 million, or $1.02 cents per diluted share, on sales of $2.08 billion in the second quarter of 2008.

For the first six months of 2009, Ball’s earnings were $202.8 million, or $2.14 per diluted share, on sales of $3.51 billion. First half 2008 results were earnings of $183.8 million, or $1.87 per diluted share, on sales of $3.82 billion.

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