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ROCKWELL'S ROCKETDYNE DIVISION APPROVED TO BEGIN PRODUCTION OF FLIGHT HARDWARE FOR SPACE STATION FREEDOM

 CANOGA PARK, Calif., March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Rockwell International Corp.'s (NYSE: ROK) Rocketdyne Division announced that it has successfully completed the Critical Design Review (CDR) of Space Station Freedom's electrical power system.
 Rockwell's division is the first NASA Space Station Freedom prime contractor to complete the CDR process.
 "Completion of the CDR marks a major milestone for America's Space Station Freedom program," said Bob Paster, president of Rocketdyne. "We have a mature, versatile Space Station power system design that has the capability of supporting any configuration that the nation decides to choose. We are ready to move forward and will continue to work with NASA on this important effort."
 The CDR addressed all aspects of the electrical power system's design and confirmed that the designs verified through Rocketdyne's analysis and test data are appropriate for flight.
 The CDR was chaired jointly by Ronald Thomas, director of the Space Station Freedom Directorate, NASA Lewis Research Center, and George Hallinan, Rocketdyne's vice president and program manager for Space Station Freedom Electrical Power System. Included in the review team were representatives from NASA Lewis Research Center, Johnson Space Center, Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA Level II Program Office and the Space Station Freedom international partners (Canada, Europe, Japan).
 In a ceremony held at Rocketdyne's DeSoto facility, Hallinan commended employees and said, "Rocketdyne's accomplishments are evident in the outstanding reviews received in the CDR. We are in an excellent position to produce the qualification and flight hardware and look forward to the new challenges we will face in this next phase of the program."
 Rockwell is under contract to the NASA Lewis Research Center in Cleveland for the end-to-end electric power system for Space Station Freedom.
 Rockwell International is a multi-industry company applying advanced technology to a wide range of products in its electronics, aerospace, automotive and graphics businesses.
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