Mike Baskette

Mike Baskette is the Engineering Lab Technician at Space Tango. Mike oversees the daily activities in the engineering laboratory, maintains the laboratory and rapid prototyping equipment, and assists with payload build and benchtop testing and experiments.

Mike brings to Space Tango nearly 30 years of experience as a Mechanical Engineer in the consumer products and automotive industries. Mike has called Lexington home since the late 1980s, when he was hired at IBM-Lexington as a mechanical engineering co-op from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. After graduation, Mike remained with IBM for 24 years, through the company’s transition to Lexmark International, spending most of his career in R&D and product development. More recently, Mike designed and developed steel wheels for the automotive industry at Topy America, Inc.