September 1, 2023

Sita Sonty Joins Space Tango as CEO

LEXINGTON, Ky. (September 01, 2023) ー Space Tango, the leading provider of automated microgravity solutions for research and manufacturing, announces today the appointment of S. Sita Sonty as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective September 1, 2023.  

Sonty succeeds Co-Founder and now President, Twyman Clements. In making the announcement Clements said, “Space Tango is delighted to have found someone of Ms. Sonty’s caliber to join the company as our CEO. We are now well-positioned to secure our claim as the global leader in microgravity applications for hardware, software, materials science, biotech, and medicine.” Clements continues, “She is a well-known executive in the space industry and will provide outstanding leadership for our exciting next chapter of growth.”

As the Chief Executive Officer, Sonty will uphold Space Tango’s mission to unearth answers for humanity cultivating collaboration between government and commercial customers with an expanding portfolio of enabling technologies.  Sonty will leverage her industry experience to market Space Tango’s automated capabilities critical to future manufacturing pipelines in low-Earth orbit and beyond. 

Sonty commented, “I am thrilled to be joining Space Tango at such a dynamic time in the industry, especially given this company’s proven flight payload heritage, dedicated customer base, and cutting-edge commercial use cases, which have the potential to revolutionize medicine and additive manufacturing in space.  Many companies talk about what they might do in space, but Space Tango is doing it now. Now, we are poised to build together and help other space companies grow alongside us.”

About S. Sita Sonty

Prior to joining Space Tango, Sonty led the space industry practice for the Boston Consulting Group, a global management consulting firm.  She also made history as the Head of Human Spaceflight Sales at SpaceX, where she executed the first private spaceflight sale on the Crew Dragon on a Lower Earth Orbit Free Flyer and to the International Space Station while guiding global market strategy for Starlink’s expansion.  Prior to SpaceX, Sita was Vice President for International Business with the Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) teeing up the spinout of Sierra Space, as well as Director for National Security and International Business Development at Raytheon. Before joining the space industry, Sita amassed over seventeen years of service as a career U.S. diplomat. Sita led the International Security Advisory Board bringing Aerospace and Defense (A&D) companies’ strategic recommendations to Secretary Kerry; she also served as Chief of Staff for Legislative Affairs and Senior Advisor for Defense Sales to South and Central Asia.  Her overseas posts include Croatia, Libya, Syria, the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq (2004), and Egypt.


About Space Tango

Space Tango is an industry leader in automated systems in the pursuit of health and technology manufacturing in space. Since 2017 Space Tango has provided facilities to support iterative R&D and manufacturing in microgravity environments. Through an integrated and intuitive approach, Space Tango works alongside its diverse partner base to embrace pathways to production. For more information, visit


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