SPACEHAB, Inc. , a
leading provider of commercial space services, announced today that it is
further diversifying its line of products and services with a $6 million
contract to build a major exhibit for a new science and technology museum in

SPACEHAB’s Engineering Services unit has signed a contract with the
municipal government of Shanghai, China, to fabricate and install an Earth
Exploration exhibit for the city’s new Shanghai ScienceLand science and
technology museum, a $180 million project, now under construction.
participation in ScienceLand’s current construction activity is phase one of a
planned two-phase project.

SPACEHAB Engineering Services supports the National Aeronautics and Space
Administration’s (NASA’s) Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory and Space Vehicle Mockup
Facility, both used for astronaut training, at Johnson Space Center in
Engineering Services also builds full-scale flight mockups and
trainers for these facilities.
Building on these core competencies,
Engineering Services has been designing and fabricating museum exhibits and
displays for a number of customers, including Disneyland, Moody Gardens
(Galveston, Texas), and Space Center Houston.
The Shanghai ScienceLand
project represents the largest contract obtained by Engineering Services to
date with a customer other than NASA.

“With this contract, SPACEHAB is building on its considerable expertise in
space-related engineering and design and expanding into a new and growing
global market,” said SPACEHAB Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Shelley
A. Harrison.

Shanghai ScienceLand officials are in discussions with SPACEHAB’s Space
Media(TM), Inc., subsidiary regarding the possibility of obtaining television
and Internet downlinks from SPACEHAB’s Enterprise(TM) space station habitat.
Planned for launch in early 2003, Enterprise will be the world’s first
commercial real estate in space.
Enterprise will house a TV and Internet
broadcasting studio, and Space Media is developing and marketing programming
to be provided from this facility.

SPACEHAB’s contract with Shanghai ScienceLand is an outgrowth of a 1999
trade mission to China led by the City of Houston and including SPACEHAB
Following the Houston delegation’s visit, officials of ScienceLand
and the City of Shanghai visited Houston, and SPACEHAB Engineering Services
subsequently was invited to submit a proposal for ScienceLand’s Earth
Exploration exhibit.

The 21,000-square-foot Earth Exploration exhibit that SPACEHAB is
developing will feature static and dynamic models and interactive multimedia
Exhibit highlights include an earthquake simulation, a “floating”
globe with a star field, gems and minerals displays, and sections on natural
resources production, undersea geology, and plate tectonics.

The municipal government of Shanghai is developing Shanghai ScienceLand as
a national showcase, a center for popular science education, and a major
tourist attraction.
The museum is located in Shanghai’s Pudong New Area, a
high-technology industrial zone on the outskirts of the city.

According to the Association of Science and Technology Centers in
Washington, D.C., more than 400 science centers and museums are now open

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
It also supports astronaut training at NASA’s Johnson Space Center
in Houston and builds space-flight trainers and mockups.
SPACEHAB’s Astrotech
subsidiary provides commercial satellite processing services at facilities in
Florida and California in support of a range of expendable launch vehicles,
including Lockheed Martin’s Atlas and Boeing’s Delta and Sea Launch rockets.
SPACEHAB’s newest strategic growth initiative, Space Media, Inc. (SMI(TM), a
subsidiary), will bring space into homes and classrooms worldwide with
television and Internet broadcasting from the International Space Station.

This release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to
certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ
materially from those projected in such statements. Such risks and
uncertainties include, but are not limited to, whether the company will fully
realize the economic benefits under its NASA and other customer contracts, the
timing and mix of Space Shuttle missions, the successful development and
commercialization of new space assets, technological difficulties, product
demand, timing of new contracts, launches and business, market acceptance
risks, the effect of economic conditions, uncertainty in government funding,
the impact of competition, and other risks detailed in the Company’s
Securities and Exchange Commission filings.

                                  FACT SHEET

                                September 2000

                     SPACEHAB's Earth Exploration Exhibit

                             Shanghai ScienceLand

    Earth Exploration Exhibit:

    *     Over 21,000 square feet of space on two floors.
    *     Located in the Heaven and Earth Hall.
    *     Scheduled completion date April 2001.
    *     Key exhibits:

          -    Crust Room: dynamic multimedia exhibits illustrating plate
               tectonics, earthquakes, volcanic activity.
          -    Mineral Resource Room: dynamic exhibits, models, specimens
               relating to the formation of minerals, the use of Earth
               resources, the formation of petroleum and the exploitation of
          -    "Earthquake Escape," a simulation: a multimedia "earthquake
               platform" including a simulated city where visitors can
               experience earthquakes.
          -    Physical geography of Shanghai: display of the city's geology,
               topography, and landforms and changes that have occurred over
               the past 10,000 years.

    Shanghai ScienceLand:

    *     96,000 square meters of space, $180 million project.
    *     Phase One opening in April 2001.
    *     Five major halls: Heaven and Earth, Life, Wisdom, Creativity, Future
          (plus one temporary exhibition hall).
    *     Located in Pudong New Area, presently home to four national
          development zones: the Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone, Zhangjiang
          High-Tech Park, Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone, and Jinqiao Export
          Processing Zone.