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Kris Kimel – Is Kentucky’s High-Value Economic Future…Space?

Posted on Oct 27, 2017


LEXINGTON, KY – The Rotary Club of Lexington held its weekly meeting Thursday, October 26,  at The Red Mile, 1200 Red Mile Road. The program’s guest speaker was Kris Kimel, founder of Space Tango.

Kris Kimel is President and a founder of the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation (KSTC), an independent non-profit company with a reputation for designing and executing ambitious and diverse initiatives in science, technology, entrepreneurship and disruptive innovation.

He is a founder of two subsidiary companies…Kentucky Space (nonprofit company) and Space Tango LLC (for-profit enterprise); both focus on the design and development of small high-value satellites and applications and novel space platforms and experiments (particularly in the field of exomedicine) for the International Space Station (ISS).

Kris is also the founder of the IdeaFestival an international event centering on innovation, discovery and creative thinking across different disciplines. Kris, originally from Miami, Florida, holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Kentucky and was the 1974 recipient of the University of Kentucky’s Sullivan Medallion.


For additional information, or to attend this meeting, please contact Peggy Trafton at 

401 West Main Street • Suite 305 • Lexington, KY 40507 • (859) 389-8100

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