Laurence A. Price

Laurence A. Price joined Lockheed Martin in 1982 and was appointed to his current position as Deputy Orion Program Manager in 2005. He is responsible for the development of NASA’s Orion crew exploration vehicle. Price previously served as Director of Space Transportation Strategic Development where he was responsible for Lockheed Martin Launch Systems’ long-term direction addressing Department of Defense, NASA and commercial space transportation systems. Price has led Lockheed Martin teams to successful project awards. As the Capture Director for the NASA Orbital Space Plane Program, he was responsible for positioning Lockheed Martin’s team to win the NASA crew rescue and transfer program in support of NASA’s Integrated Space Transportation Plan. As Director of the Crew Return Vehicle Project, he was responsible for project management and positioned Lockheed Martin Astronautics to win the NASA International Space Station rescue vehicle project. Price also led the Alternate Access to Space Station project, which developed a commercial logistics capability to autonomously deliver and return space station cargo. As the Director of Small Launch Vehicles, Price was responsible for the Athena and Multi-Service Launch System launch vehicle programs. The program team successfully launched the first flights of the Athena I and Athena II space launch vehicles and developed launch complexes at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California; Cape Canaveral, Florida; and Kodiak Island, Alaska. During this assignment, he was responsible for the launch of five Athena I and II vehicles for NASA and commercial customers including Taiwan’s first space launch, and 2 MSLS vehicles for the Air Force. Price also served as Director, Titan II Space Launch Vehicle program, and was responsible for cost schedule and performance of the Air Force Titan II system. During this assignment, he recovered the project from a $15M overrun to a $10M underrun on a fixed price incentive fee contract. In addition, Price was a project engineer on the NASA Space Shuttle Air Force payload integration contract responsible for the design and qualification of a cargo bay contamination instrument Ascent Particle Monitor which flew numerous times. He was also responsible for mission planning and integration of two Shuttle payloads, Storable Fluid Management Demonstration and Interim Operational Contamination Monitor. Prior to joining Lockheed Martin in 1982, Price was a project manager at Los Alamos Technical Associates, New Mexico, responsible for analysis and testing of nuclear weapons effects on aerospace structures. He also worked as a project engineer at Hughes Helicopter Company, California, responsible for development and FAA certification of improvements to the OH-6A helicopter. Price earned his B. S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder and completed the Program Management Course from Defense Systems Management College, Virginia. He has 30 years of experience.

Broadcast 2373 (Special Edition)

Guests: John Batchelor, Larry Price, Dr. David Livingston. Topics: The recent successful ORION EFT-1 test flight & recovery. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright.

Broadcast 2293 (Special Edition)

Guests: Larry Price; Mark Sirangelo. Topics: Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle update and status report plus a Sierra Nevada Dream Chaser press conference. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use.

Broadcast 1418 (Special Edition)

Guests: Josh Hopkins; Larry Price; Steve Harrington. Topics: Near Earth Asteroids, Orion Crew Capsule, space policy, aerospace engineering, academics, turbo pumps, pistonless pumps. This Space Show program consists of three interviews back to back separated by about ten plus seconds of silence. Josh Hopkins was interviewed on Tuesday, August 31, Larry Price was interviewed on Wednesday, Sept. 1, and Steve Harrington was interviewed on Thursday, Sept. 2. As you will hear, the Harrington interview was a change of pace and topic discussion from the first two interviews.

Broadcast 1225 (Special Edition)

Guest: Laurence Price. Topic: Orion CEV, human spaceflight, spaceflight safety. This is a special Space Show interview from the AIAA Space 2009 Conference held at the Pasadena Convention Center, Pasadena, CA. I sat down with Mr. Price for this interview in the Sheraton Hotel. It runs for approximately 75 minutes without a break. If you want to learn more about the Orion CEV, please visit the Lockheed Martin Orion website at

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