subsidiary Space Media, Inc.(tm) (SMI), in partnership with music producer
Lou Pearlman, arranged for Pearlman’s new rock band, Natural, to sing the
national anthem at NASA Administrator Daniel S. Goldin’s VIP briefing
preceding last week’s Space Shuttle launch at Kennedy Space Center (KSC).

Space Media is launching its 2001-2002 STARS Academy space education program
( later this year and is in discussions with Mr.
Pearlman’s Trans Continental Records in Orlando, Florida, to have Natural
( contribute a music element to the STARS
Academy program. Mr. Pearlman is widely known for discovering and
developing the popular groups *N SYNC, Backstreet Boys and O-Town.

The Administrator’s pre-launch briefing for the STS-100 mission to the
International Space Station took place at KSC a few hours before launch, on
April 19. Dignitaries and celebrities from around the world attended the
briefing, heard the band perform the anthem, and later observed the Shuttle
take off.

“It was truly an honor to have Natural perform the national anthem for such
a distinguished group of guests, and we appreciate Space Media’s efforts to
use music as a way to connect with today’s youth,” Mr. Pearlman said.

“We’re excited about linking the international language of music with our
STARS Academy global education program, and we’re pleased to have had the
opportunity to share this music with Mr. Goldin and his guests,” said Dr.
Shelley A. Harrison, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of both SPACEHAB
and Space Media.

The STARS Academy education program is an online interactive cultural and
scientific exchange program for ages 8-18. STARS Academy enables young
people to achieve a better understanding of the connections between science
and art; advance their technological skills; and gain an appreciation of
culture, history, and tradition while participating in research that makes
the world a better place. STARS will fly seven experiments aboard NASA’s
Shuttle mission STS-107 next year.

Founded in 1984, with more than $100 million in annual revenue, SPACEHAB,
Inc., is a leading provider of commercial space services. The company is
the first to develop, own, and operate habitat modules and cargo carriers
providing laboratory facilities and resupply capabilities aboard NASA’s
Space Shuttles. It also supports astronaut training at NASA’s Johnson Space
Center in Houston and builds space-flight trainers and mockups.

Photo available on request. For more information, contact:
Linda Billings, Director of Communications, SPACEHAB, Inc.; 202/488-3500 x.
Jim Royston, Vice President – Education, Space Media; 202/345-1838
Lyman Carter, Director – Marketing and Sales, Space Media; 407/645-3944