The Boeing-built
S0 (starboard zero) truss segment for the International Space Station
is scheduled to fly to the orbital outpost April 4, 2002, aboard space
shuttle Atlantis.

Boeing Human Space Flight & Exploration (HSF&E) built the
truss at its Huntington Beach, Calif. plant. Additional work on the
S0, including pre-launch assembly and testing, was done at Boeing
facilities in Huntsville, Ala., and at Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
The S0 is one of five truss segments that will eventually span more
than 300 feet to carry power, data and environmental services throughout
the space station.

The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA], through its Space and Communications
(S&C) division, is the prime contractor for the International
Space Station and is responsible for design, development and operation
of the orbital outpost.

Also flying with the S0 is the mobile transporter system (MTS), which
creates a movable base for the station’s Canadian-built robotic arm,
Canadarm2. After the mobile base system (MBS) is delivered in May,
the robotic arm will be able to move along the truss to deliver equipment
and supplies to far reaches of the station and to assist astronauts
during on-orbit assembly.

Boeing S&C, headquartered in Seal Beach, Calif., is the world’s
largest space and communications company. A unit of The Boeing Company,
S&C provides integrated solutions in launch services, human space
flight and exploration, missile defense, and information and communications.
It is NASA’s largest contractor; a leading provider of space-based
communications; the primary systems integrator for U.S. missile defense;
and a leading provider of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.
The global enterprise has customers worldwide and manufacturing operations
throughout the United States and Australia.