Broadcast 2293 (Special Edition)

The Space Foundation Conference

08 Aug 2014 Laurence A. Price, Mark Sirangelo
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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. We do not permit the commercial use of Space Show programs or any part thereof, nor do we permit editing, YouTube clips, or clips placed on other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted, but the quote must be cited or referenced using the proper citation format. Contact The Space Show for further information. In addition, please remember that your Amazon purchases can help support The Space Show/OGLF. See For those listening to archives using and rating the programs, please email me as to why you assign a specific rating to the show. This will help me bring better programming to the audience. We welcome you to these two interviews recorded at the AIAA Space 2014 Conference in San Diego, CA from August 4-7, 2014. The first segment or interview on this nearly two hour program features Larry Price, Deputy Director for Lockheed on the Orion project. In the second segment or the second interview, I recorded a Sierra Nevada Dream Chaser press conference featuring Dr. Mark Sirangelo. As you will hear from my introductory comments on tape, both segments faced audio challenges. Also, I missed the full opening statement by Mark re Dream Chaser and I apologize for the perhaps 1 minute omission. I joined the press conference in session. Regarding Orion, Larry provided us with an update on Orion’s progress, we talked about the heat shield, the coming December flight test on the Delta 4 Heavy, Atlas 5 issues, the type of missions Orion can fly including lunar and cis-lunar missions along with Mars, Martian moons, and asteroid missions. This was a broad ranging discussion regarding Orion and deep space human missions. In the second segment, or the press conference regarding Dream Chaser by Sierra Nevada, Mark provided us with scheduling and testing information and flight status reports. He also carefully defined the Dream Chaser mission, goals, and objectives. We talked about launch vehicles should Atlas 5 RD-180 issues for a launcher change. This included the possibility of using a Falcon rocket. Mark took audience questions. Several wanted to know Dream Chaser’s intention of NASA did not down select them in the commercial crew process. I raised the volume on the audience questions as much as I could but if you do have a problem hearing the question, I believe you can figure it out based on Mark’s answer. Please post comments/questions for either segment and guest on The Space Show blog above. I will make sure to forward your comment to the appropriate guest.



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