NASA's Price dies at age 55

Robert Price, 55, director of the Earth Science Systems Program Office and associate director of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, died March 13.

Price was the former associate director of the Mission to Planet Earth program, a $1 billion-a-year project that launches unmanned spacecraft into space to record measurements that eventually will be stored in the world's largest database.

Price, whose career at NASA spanned more than 30 years, also served as associate chief of NASA's Space and Computing Division and deputy director of NASA's Earth Sciences Directorate.

Price, who was a resident of Harwood, Md., is survived by a son, a daughter and four grandchildren.

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