LOS ANGELES, Feb. 9, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) announced today that it is sponsoring three family day events at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM). As part of the museum's Heritage Family Day series, Northrop Grumman is supporting African American Pioneers in Aviation, Women in Aviation and Space, and Kites of Asia.

African American Pioneers in Aviation, held on Feb. 10 and Feb. 24, invites visitors to learn about the early pioneers who, despite the challenges of segregation at home and abroad, learned to fly. Visitors will be able to meet members of the Tuskegee Airmen, African American pilots who flew during World War II.

On March 17, Women in Aviation and Space allows visitors to learn about the contributions of women in aviation, science and aerospace as well as view science projects completed by local Girl Scout troops. NASM invites visitors to make their own kites, which can be entered in the Smithsonian Kite Festival, while learning about the history and artistry behind Asian kites on Kites of Asia day on March 24.

"Northrop Grumman is proud to support the National Air and Space Museum's Heritage Family series," said Sandra Evers-Manly, Northrop Grumman vice president of ethics and diversity. "These exhibits highlight the rich diversity and background in aviation history and will help inspire America's next generation of scientists and engineers."

For more information about the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Family Day series, please visit: www.nasm.si.edu

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a $30 billion global defense and technology company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in information and services, electronics, aerospace and shipbuilding to government and commercial customers worldwide.

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          Northrop Grumman Corporation
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