ABOUT

Kentucky Space LLC is an affiliate of the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation (KSTC),
a 501(c)(3) organization.

Kris Kimel
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.

Kyle Keeney
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
KSTC EVP/COO

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.

Twyman Clements
Space Tango
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.