The Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame recognized Space Tango CEO Twyman Clements as a member of the emerging entrepreneur class of 2017 at a ceremony Wednesday in partnership with the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.
Clements was presented the honor by Dr. Lee Todd who served not only as the University of Kentucky President and is a co-founder of the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation, but is also an active Space Tango board member.
Twyman Clements is the Co-Founder and CEO of Space Tango, Inc., an aerospace company that specializes in designing complex autonomous systems that use microgravity for research and manufacturing.
“Our focus is not necessarily the six people up there,” explained Space Tango CEO Twyman Clements, “but the 7 billion people down here.”
Prior to Space Tango, Twyman served as a senior space system engineer at Kentucky Space working with a multidisciplinary team of universities and companies on high altitude balloons, CubeSats and other ISS hardware. Twyman holds a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kentucky.
At Space Tango, he continues to lead the design efforts for the TangoLabs’ and CubeLab standards currently implemented on the International Space Station. Most recently, Clements and his Space Tango team launched four payloads to the International Space Station aboard Orbital Science Commercial Resupply Service Flight 8 (OA-8). Orbital ATK’s Cygnus will also host Space Tango’s TangoLab-1 facility marking the first time it is used as an extended Laboratory.
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