Press Release

Moog is a Member of the Boeing Team Selected for NASA Ares I Upper Stage Production

By SpaceRef Editor
September 6, 2007
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Moog Inc. (NYSE: MOG.A and MOG.B) announced today that the Company is part of the Boeing-led team (NYSE: BA) awarded a NASA contract to produce the upper stage of the Ares I Crew Launch Vehicle. Moog will provide critical components to Boeing for the Main Propulsion System and Reaction Control Systems for NASA’s first new human-rated launch vehicle since the Space Shuttle. Moog will also work with Hamilton Sundstrand to provide thrust vector control (TVC) subsystems, which will steer the Upper Stage during ascent.

The company currently provides a number of systems for the Space Shuttle and International Space Station, including those that control steering and propulsion.

“We have participated in the U.S. space program since its inception and we are excited to partner with Boeing, NASA, and the rest of the Ares I team,” said Jay Hennig, President of Moog’s Space and Defense Group. Ares I will transport the Orion crew exploration vehicle to low Earth orbit and the International Space Station. It is an essential element of the nation’s space exploration program that will return astronauts to the moon no later than 2020. NASA previously selected Moog for advanced technology development work related to hydraulic actuators and controllers, and propulsion components.

Other members of the team, led by Boeing Integrated Defense Systems, include Northrop Grumman Corporation, Hamilton Sundstrand, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp., Orion Propulsion Inc., SUMMA Technology Inc., United Space Alliance and the United Launch Alliance.

The Company provided its fiscal 2008 outlook in its recently filed 10-Q for the quarter-ended June 30, 2007. This news is not expected to have a material impact on the guidance previously provided.

Moog Inc. is a worldwide designer, manufacturer, and integrator of precision control components and systems. Moog’s high-performance systems control military and commercial aircraft, satellites and space vehicles, launch vehicles, missiles, automated industry machinery, and medical equipment. Additional information about the company can be found on its website,

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