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CIRCOR Aerospace Congratulates SpaceX on Dragon Mission Success

December 14, 2010

CORONA, CA -- CIRCOR Aerospace, Inc., a CIRCOR International company (NYSE:CIR) is pleased to congratulate SpaceX – Space Exploration Technologies on the launch of the Dragon spacecraft, onboard a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Dragon orbited Earth at more than 17,000 mph and then splashed down at 2 p.m. Eastern.

This is an historic first for a commercial spacecraft to return from a low-Earth orbit and CIRCOR Aerospace fuel system controls enabled main engines during stage 1 takeoff.

“CIRCOR Aerospace is proud to be a consistent and reliable supplier of systems and component controls on the Dragon and other commercial and government launch vehicles and we send our congratulations to the SpaceX-NASA team,” noted George Teets, CIRCOR Aerospace Fluid Controls Product Line Director.

The successful mission was also the first flight under NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services program to develop commercial supply services for the International Space Station.

About CIRCOR Aerospace Products Group

The CIRCOR Aerospace Products Group is focused on the design, development, and manufacture of specialty fluidic control, actuation, and aircraft landing gear systems for demanding aerospace and defense applications. CIRCOR Aerospace provides a full range of fluid controls and electro-mechanical controls, actuation systems, manifold assemblies, and complete landing gear systems. CIRCOR Aerospace has business units located in California, Ohio, New York, Paris, Chemille and Pau, France, Tangier, Morocco and Suzhou, China.

CIRCOR International is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts and the CIRCOR Aerospace Products Group is headquartered in Corona, California.

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