RadioShack Corporation (NYSE: RSH) today provided the fuel to launch Lance Bass of *NSYNC on the
first stage of his trip to the International Space Station (ISS).

RadioShack backing enabled the 22-year-old pop singer to begin medical
screening at The Institute for Bio-Medical Problems (IBMP) near Moscow, a
grueling step that will determine whether he has the right stuff for a trip to
ISS onboard a Russian rocket.
If he passes the medical screening and then
successfully completes six months of cosmonaut training, he would blast off
from Kazakhstan on Oct. 22 and return Nov. 1.

RadioShack’s involvement with space exploration complements its brand
position of demystifying technology for consumers: “You’ve got questions.
We’ve got answers.”
Without advances made possible by space technology,
digital products that consumers enjoy today such as satellite direct-to-home
television and wireless phones would not be possible.

“The Lance Bass flight will enhance RadioShack’s on-going space program,
which started last year when we delivered Father’s Day gifts to the space
station crew,” said Jim McDonald, senior vice president for marketing and
advertising for RadioShack.
“In addition to providing surprise gifts to the
crew members, we also filmed the first-ever television spot on the
International Space Station.”

In that TV spot, RadioShack gave TV viewers a look at personal life aboard
the ISS with a commercial showing station commander Yuri Usachev receiving his
The gift was launched to the space station on April 28, 2001, from
Baikonur, Kazakhstan, on the same Soyuz rocket that carried pioneer space
tourist Dennis Tito, who was not involved with the filming of the commercial.

Presentation of the gift, a RadioShack “talking picture frame”
personalized by his daughter Evgenia with a photo and voice greeting, became
the first commercial ever shot on board the ISS.
The 30-second slice-of-
orbital-life commercial was telecast a dozen times on several networks in the
weeks leading up to Father’s Day on June 17.

The two cosmonauts on the Soyuz flight, Talgat Musabayev and Yuri Baturin,
also carried up a talking picture frame for U.S. astronaut James Voss, the
other dad on the Expedition Two crew.
He wasn’t shown in the commercial due
to U.S. government rules against federal employees endorsing commercial

Future space projects supported by RadioShack include the first satellite
to be built on board the ISS, which may be released for a trip to lunar orbit
by late 2003.
The “SuperSat” would be the first deep-space probe able to send
back live digital television over its high-bandwidth communications link.
purpose is to map the Moon’s poles in a search for safe landing spots for
future surface rovers, which will be driven by RadioShack customers by remote
control from Earth.

Both the ISS commercial and RadioShack’s sponsorship of the Lance Bass
mission were arranged by LunaCorp of Fairfax, VA., ( ) working
in cooperation with MirCorp of Amsterdam, the Netherlands ( ).

About RadioShack

RadioShack Corporation is one of the nation’s largest and most trusted
consumer electronics retailers.
With more than 7,200 stores and dealers,
RadioShack sells more wireless telephones, telecommunications products and
electronic parts and accessories than any other retailer.
It is estimated
that 94 percent of Americans live or work within five minutes of a RadioShack
store or dealer.
For more information, visit the RadioShack corporate Web
site at .