NASA has chosen Lockheed Martin Corp. over a Northrop Grumman Corp.-Boeing Co. team to develop and build the planned Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle to return astronauts to the moon and perhaps someday go on to Mars. Managers of NASA's Exploration Systems Mission Directorate revealed Aug. 31 that Lockheed Martin of Bethesda, Md., was picked to build "what amounts to one of the most significant NASA procurements in more than 30 years." Past performance and cost were leading variables ...

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