DALLAS, Aug. 28, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) Foundation launched 57 Texas teachers and college students into weightlessness today as part of the Northrop Grumman Foundation Weightless Flights of Discovery program. The goal of the program is to inspire the next generation of scientists, mathematicians and engineers -- critical areas where the U.S. has fallen behind globally.

Northrop Grumman Foundation Weightless Flights of Discovery is an innovative hands-on training program that gives teachers an 'out-of-this-world' experience as a way to help them inspire their students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math. Area teachers prepared for the zero-gravity flights this summer by attending workshops and designing experiments to execute while in zero-gravity in order to test Newton's Laws of Motion. Following the flights, the teachers will bring their in-flight experiences, enthusiasm and videotaped experiments into the classroom, where they will be integrated into lesson plans.

For more information, visit: http://www.northropgrumman.com/community/weightless.html .

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 Information Technology
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          christine.whitman@ngc.com