Spacehab Announces Corporate Name Change To Astrotech

Houston, Texas (February 19, 2009) - 

SPACEHAB, Incorporated (NASDAQ: SPAB), a leading provider of commercial space services, announced today that it is changing its corporate name to Astrotech Corporation. The shareholders of the Company’s common stock authorized the corporate name change at the annual meeting held on Feb.10, 2009. SPACEHAB has filed for and received approval for the name change with the state of Washington.

“Astrotech Corporation is a name that more accurately reflects the Company’s current mission and vision for future growth,” said Thomas B. Pickens III, SPACEHAB’s chairman and chief executive officer. “By aligning our corporate name with our core business offering, we are communicating to the investment community and customers the Company’s new focus.” As a result of the shareholder authorization, the Company notified the NASDAQ Stock Market of the name change. Until a new trading symbol is obtained, shares of common stock will continue to trade under the
symbol ‘SPAB.’