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Rocket Lab's Electron Rocket Lands at the California Science Center


Rocket Lab USA, Inc. (Nasdaq: RKLB) ("Rocket Lab" or "the Company"), a global leader in launch services and space systems, has donated one of its Electron rockets to the California Science Center's Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center expansion project.

Available for public view now, Rocket Lab's Electron rocket will be showcased temporarily at the California Science Center's Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center Work in Progress gallery, offering a preview of new artifacts and plans for the future Air and Space Center. Electron's inclusion in the exhibit will mark the first time the public can view the historic rocket up close.

"We're proud to be included among historic names in aerospace from Southern California in this exhibit," said Rocket Lab founder and CEO Peter Beck. "Our mission is to make access to space accessible to everyone, and we hope Electron's inclusion will inspire future STEM leaders."

Electron is one of the world's most prolific launch vehicles, having completed 50 launches from sites in New Zealand and Virginia, USA. Electron is the world's first carbon composite orbital launch vehicle and the first to use 3D printed engines. Electron's equipped with 10 3-D printed Rutherford engines, designed and fabricated in Long Beach, Calif. Electron has delivered 190 satellites deployed to orbit for our customers across commercial, civil, defense and academic sectors since Rocket Lab's first launch in 2017.

+ About Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab is a global leader in launch and space systems. Rocket Lab's Electron launch vehicle is the second most frequently launched U.S. rocket annually and has delivered more than 172 satellites to orbit for commercial and Government partners, including NASA, the U.S. Air Force, DARPA and the NRO. Rocket Lab also delivers proven suborbital hypersonic launch capability with its HASTE launch vehicle. Building on the deep heritage of Electron, Rocket Lab is developing Neutron, an advanced 13-tonne payload class, reusable launch vehicle tailored for constellation deployment and interplanetary missions. Rocket Lab is also a premier supplier of advanced satellites, flight-proven subsystems and spacecraft components. At a component level, Rocket Lab spacecraft technology spans space solar power, composite structures, flight software, star trackers, reaction wheels, separation systems, and more. Rocket Lab satellite technology and components have been integrated into more than 1,700 satellite missions globally. www.rocketlabusa.com.

+ About the California Science Center

The California Science Center is a dynamic destination where families, adults and children can explore the wonders of science through interactive exhibits, live demonstrations, innovative programs and awe-inspiring films. The California Science Center and IMAX Theater are located in historic Exposition Park just west of the Harbor (110) Freeway at 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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