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Based in Lexington, Kentucky, Space Tango grew out of a partnership that began in the labs of Kentucky Space. Then graduate-student Twyman Clements and Kris Kimel, the CEO of the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation at the time, set out to simplify and increase access to space-based R&D and product development.

Founded in 2014 by Clements and Kimel as a commercial spinoff of Kentucky Space and based in the heart of Lexington, Kentucky, Space Tango manufactures health and technology products in space that have the potential to create cross-industry paradigm shifts here on Earth.

With our first operational TangoLab facility installed on the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory in 2016 and a second facility installed in 2017, Space Tango has designed and flown a variety of R&D projects using automated CubeLabs™. Since 2017, made possible by a NASA Space Act Agreement, Space Tango continues to provide facilities on the International Space Station to support iterative R&D and manufacturing.

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