Kentucky Space LLC is an affiliate of the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation (KSTC),
a 501(c)(3) organization.
Founder and President
Kris Kimel is President and a founder of the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation, an independent non-profit company with an international reputation for designing and implementing innovative and broad-scale initiatives in science, technology, talent development, entrepreneurship and disruptive innovation. He is also founder of the international IdeaFestival and was a leader behind the vision and successful implementation of Kentucky Space.
Exomedicine Institute Director
An inveterate explorer and educator, Dr. Keeney has over 20 years experience as an entrepreneur and executive in Silicon Valley, NYC, and Kentucky. Educated at Georgetown College, Baylor University, with a Ph.D. in complexity modeling from Temple University, Dr. Keeney is a visionary leader able to balance market context, academic rigor, and solid innovation with organizational capacity and constraints. Unbound by conventional thinking,
Terry Samuel joins KSTC effective January 1, 2017. Samuel just recently completed a long career at Lexmark and IBM. His final role at Lexmark was as Vice President in the Global Service Operations group. Previous to this assignment, Samuel holds a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Massachusetts and an MBA from Xavier University.
President & CEO
Twyman Clements is cofounder, CEO and President of Space Tango Inc. which enables R&D, bioengineering and manufacturing in microgravity with the mission to create new industries to improve the lives of people on Earth. He is the lead designer of the KySat-2 CubeSat (under the Kentucky Space nonprofit), the TangoLab-1 research facility installed on the International Space Station and the company’s current product lines.