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Space Experts Discuss America’s Next Human Voyages to Deep Space

Feb. 26 lecture with NASA and Lockheed Martin managers of Orion spacecraft project

SEATTLE, – On Feb. 26, The Museum of Flight offers a lecture about NASA’s Orion spacecraft, a new design that will take humans farther than they have ever been. The evening program features Charles Lundquist, Orion Crew and Service Module Manager from the 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. The lecture is at 6:30 p.m., and admission is free.

Orion spacecraft concept illustration. NASA.

Charles Lundquist
Charles Lundquist joined NASA in 1993 after working at two aerospace contractors (LTV Missiles and Defense Systems and McDonnell Douglas Space Systems) on national and space defense projects. Since then, he has held numerous positions including International Space Station (ISS) Launch Package Manager for Russian Vehicle Project Office, Deputy Manager for ISS Element Integration Office, Division Chief for Human Adaptation and Countermeasures Office; Deputy Director for Constellation Program Office Test & Verification, Deputy Director for Constellation Program Office Systems Engineering and Integration, and most recently, Crew & Service Module Manager for Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle Program Office.

Larry Price
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.

The Museum of Flight is located at 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle, Exit 158 off Interstate 5 on Boeing Field half-way between downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $18 for adults, $15 for seniors 65 and older, $15 for active military, $10 for youth 5 to 17, and free for children under 5. Group rates are available. Admission on the first Thursday of the month is free from 5 to 9 p.m. courtesy of Wells Fargo. McCormick & Schmick’s Wings Café is on site. For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit

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