SPACEHAB, Inc. today
announced that Karol “Bo” Bobko has joined the Company’s Johnson
Engineering organization as Vice President for Product Development.

Bobko will be responsible for all hardware development at
SPACEHAB, serving commercial and government customers as well as
SPACEHAB-funded development projects. A former astronaut and retired
U.S. Air Force colonel, Bobko joins SPACEHAB after more than 11 years
as a principal with Booz Allen and Hamilton, where he managed space
system operations in the company’s Houston/Clear Lake office.

“Bo joins our team at a critical time, when activity is increasing
dramatically on all of our projects, both commercial and government,”
said SPACEHAB President and Chief Operating Officer David A Rossi.
“His leadership will be essential to completing these projects on time
and within budget.”

Bobko started his Air Force career as a fighter pilot, became a
test pilot and was selected an astronaut in the Air Force Manned
Orbiting Laboratory Program. He was detailed to the National
Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as an astronaut in 1970.
During his years at NASA he had many technical and management

His crew assignments included serving as a member of the astronaut
support crew for the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, piloting the maiden
flight of the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1983 (STS-6) and serving as
commander of Shuttle missions 51-D and 51-J (1985). He is an Associate
Fellow of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots and President of the
Association of Space Explorers – US.

Born in New York City, Bobko is a graduate of Brooklyn Technical
High School, the U.S. Air Force Academy (first graduating class,
1959), and the University of Southern California (M.S., aerospace
engineering, 1970).

SPACEHAB, with its Johnson Engineering and Astrotech units, is the
world’s leading provider of commercial payload processing services for
manned and unmanned payloads. SPACEHAB is the first company to
commercially develop, own and operate habitable modules that provide
laboratory facilities and logistics resupply aboard NASA’s Space

The Company also supports NASA astronaut training at Johnson Space
Center in Houston.


SPACEHAB, Inc., Washington

Linda Billings

Director of Communications

202/488-3500, x201