SPACEHAB, Incorporated, a leading provider of commercial space services, announced today that, along with its Astrotech Space Operations subsidiary, the Company applauds the launch and successful on-orbit deployment of the Space Test Program-1 (STP-1) six experimental payloads.

From its Titusville, Florida location, Astrotech played a key role in the processing of the satellites destined for this ground-breaking mission several months ago. In addition to facility accommodations and spacecraft transportation, the Company also performed the propellant loading for the visiting spacecraft.

SPACEHAB President and CEO, Thomas B. Pickens, III was on hand to view the liftoff from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. “It was an absolute thrill to be there for a finale that represents years of preparation towards this historic launch,” said Pickens. “Space is a highly complex business but with the caliber of partners involved, this launch represents an extraordinary team effort by United Launch Alliance, Air Force, and the Orbital Express teams, along with Astrotech, to continue to push American innovation and technologies to the next performance level.”

About SPACEHAB, Incorporated

Incorporated in 1984, SPACEHAB ( is a leading provider of commercial space products and services to NASA, international space agencies, Department of Defense, and private customers worldwide. The Company offers end-to-end space access solutions, space systems development, mission integration and pre-launch processing facilities and services, and large-scale government program support services. From securing a spaceflight opportunity and facilitating the integration of spacecraft and payloads for launch, to developing human habitats, supplying the International Space Station, and coordinating the transport and operation of cargo and experiments to and from orbit, SPACEHAB clearly demonstrates that “We Mean Business in Space.”

The statements in this document may contain forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks, trends, and uncertainties that could cause actual results to be materially different from the forward-looking statement. These factors include, but are not limited to, continued government support and funding for key space programs, product performance and market acceptance of products and services, as well as other risk factors and business considerations described in the company’s Securities & Exchange Commission filings including the annual report on Form 10-K. Any forward-looking statements in this document should be evaluated in light of these important risk factors. The Company assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.


SPACEHAB, Inc., Houston
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