• Orion: America's Deep Space Human Spacecraft

Orion: America's Deep Space Human Spacecraft

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Lecture / Presentation
William M. Allen Theater

The Museum of Flight offers an interactive presentation about NASA's Orion spacecraft, a new design that will take humans farther than they have ever been. The evening program features Stuart McClung, Functional Area Manager for Landing/Recovery System hardware for the Orion Crew and Service Module Office at NASA Johnson Space Center, and Larry Price, Orion Deputy Program Manager with Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company. Orion is now in development and testing; the spacecraft is meant to carry astronauts into a new era of exploration, with destinations including near-Earth asteroids, the Moon and eventually Mars.

Stuart McClung joined NASA in 1989 after working at Rockwell International on the B-1 bomber power control assemblies. He currently works in the Orion Crew and Service Module Office at the Johnson Space Center as manager for landing and recovery system hardware and is responsible for the Orion parachutes, associated structure and the crew module uprighting system. He previously served as project manager in the Orbiter Project Office.

Larry 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 Multi- Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV). 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. In addition, Price led the Alternate Access to Space Station project, which developed a commercial logistics capability to autonomously deliver and return space station cargo.

This program is free and open to the public.