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Astra Investigates Potential Illegal Short Selling

Company Engages ShareIntel to Assist in Identifying Irregular Trading Behavior

Astra Space, Inc. (“Astra”) (Nasdaq: ASTR) today announced that it is taking steps to proactively review stockholder ownership of Astra’s Class A common stock in an effort to identify parties to suspicious, aberrant or unusual trading activity and deploy corrective action steps to help curtail any such activity.

As part of its ongoing corporate governance efforts, Astra has engaged ShareIntel-Shareholder Intelligence Services, LLC (“ShareIntel”) to assist with this review and analysis. ShareIntel’s service offerings will provide Astra with access and insight into broker-dealer, clearing firm and stockholder position movement that are designed to help coordinate, monitor and enhance corporate governance, stockholder communication, regulatory compliance and surveillance of trading in Astra’s shares.

“Astra remains committed to protecting our investors and maximizing stockholder value,” said Chris Kemp, Astra Founder, Chairman, and CEO. “Partnering with ShareIntel will allow Astra to track share ownership, monitor any irregular trading behavior, and take appropriate measures, if necessary.”

David Wenger, President and Chief Executive Officer of ShareIntel, stated, “We look forward to helping Astra Space, Inc. identify parties to potential illegal naked short selling and assist to implement action plans to address any such activity.”

About Astra Space, Inc.

Astra’s mission is to improve life on Earth from space® by creating a healthier and more connected planet. Today, Astra offers one of the lowest cost-per-launch dedicated orbital launch services of any operational launch provider in the world, and one of the industry’s first flight-proven electric propulsion systems for satellites, Astra Spacecraft Engine™. Astra delivered its first commercial launch to low Earth orbit in 2021, making it the fastest company in history to reach this milestone, just five years after it was founded in 2016. Astra (NASDAQ: ASTR) was the first space launch company to be publicly traded on Nasdaq. Visit to learn more about Astra.

About ShareIntel-Shareholder Intelligence Service, LLC

SIS is a patented compliance driven SAAS retained by public companies to track shareholder ownership, monitor critical broker-dealer and shareholder movement. DRIL-Down™ identifies participants to abusive and illegal short selling providing actionable intelligence.

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