AstroGrams™ is "All Systems Go" to the International Space Station

For Immediate Release
December 9th, 2019

AstroGrams™ (AG) and Craig Technologies™ (CT) are delighted to announce that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to facilitate and develop payloads to be delivered to the International Space Station (ISS). AstroGrams™ will make use of CT's on-orbit external experimental facility hosted on the NanoRacks International Space Station External Platform. The MoU will also include a number of joint marketing initiatives moving forward.

Moonwalker and Apollo 16 astronaut Charlie Duke commented that "We are delighted to have signed this MoU with Craig Technologies, an innovative and proven company, to deliver our payloads to the ISS. We are particularly pleased that our first payload, one of many planned to be sent to the ISS with CT, is on schedule to be delivered to the ISS during Q3 2020, to remain on the ISS for up to 24 weeks."

Charlie went on to say "To deliver a key part of the AstroGrams™ mission, to promote and encourage interest in space to younger generations, an element of every payload will be made available, free of charge, to pediatric patients in hospitals around the globe. As well as encouraging interest in space, we wish to stimulate and hearten children's spirits by providing a personal reason to look forward to space launches."

"I am delighted to be working with Charlie Duke and the AstroGrams™ team in developing and progressing their payloads which we will deliver to the ISS. Not only will the children be able to watch the launch of their messages to the ISS but, when the ISS flies overhead of their location, they will actually be able to see their messages flying in space" said founder and CEO Carol Craig.

Carol added that "The CraigX Flight Test Platform is designed to mount externally to the ISS and promote electronics testing to raise Technology Readiness Levels at a low cost and a reduced time frame. The interchangeable panel design minimizes hardware changes between missions while maximizing flexibility to accommodate customer requirements. The AG payload will also be analyzed during the missions."



AstroGrams™ mission is to promote awareness of space. To make people feel part of the space program, by celebrating, commemorating and communicating personally through "launching" their personal AstroGrams™. Based in Cape Canaveral and under the tutelage of Charlie Duke (LMP Apollo 16 and Capcom, Apollo 11 AstroGrams offers people the ability worldwide to inscribe a small metal plaque with their name, and a message and send it into space starting from $99. This is done via the internet, at, (using a smartphone, tablet or pc) from a simple self-service selection menu. Customers can celebrate any person or occasion (e.g. birthday, wedding, anniversary, holiday, graduation etc.) or 'just because'. Clip art or a photo can also be added to plaques.

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Tom O'Connor



Founded in 1999 by CEO Carol Craig, Craig Technologies™ (and subsidiaries) is a Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB), Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB), Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB), Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) and a Hispanic Minority-Owned Small Business. Craig is ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100 Rev. D certified and ITAR compliant. Craig leads nationwide operations with associates in approximately 20 different states with Headquarters in Merritt Island, Florida and a regional business office in California. Craig Technologies' wide scope of engineering, technical and manufacturing solutions include Software Design/Development, Systems Engineering, Multidisciplinary Engineering, Training and Courseware Development, Modeling & Simulation, IT Support, Integrated Logistics Support, Satellite Payload Integration and Operations support, Wire/Fiber Cable Harness and Electronics Assembly, and Precision Machining, Fabrication and Assembly.

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