(LEX 18) — A Kentucky start-up company is taking to space again to focus on microgravity research on the International Space Station.
On Sunday, Space Tango launched a rocket filled with experiments that could change the way we find cures for diseases.
The 18 different experiments are from customers all over the world.
Kris Kimel, the chairman of Space Tango, and his team are focusing on exo-medicine on this most recent mission.
By Gina Glaros
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WDRB) — New experiments in space aim to find cures for common diseases — and they’re designed in Kentucky.
They’re captivating images of a liftoff to space. On board a recent SpaceX launch are experiments that were designed here.
“No one believes that this is here on Short Street in downtown Lexington. I don’t even try to explain it,” Twyman Clements said, CEO and President of Space Tango.
Space Tango is a starter company that’s not even two years old and it’s already gaining insight into medical mysteries.
Earlier this month, a new bill was announced that would allow British scientists to go to space to conduct medical experiments. Researchers hope to gain new insights in the zero gravity environment, leading to the development of more effective medicines. More information on the bill can be found in this article.
The new bill reflects the same ideas behind what we’re doing at the Exomedicine Institute. Space is increasingly viewed as a valuable medium for medical experimentation.
Memphis, TN (Feb. 1, 2017) — Space Florida today announced that it has named FedEx as its preferred provider of logistics, transportation and cargo related services. Space Florida maintains and operates the historic launch and landing strip—15,000 feet long and 300 feet wide—at the Shuttle Landing Facility at Kennedy Space Center (KSC).
“The Space industry, comprised of highly-specialized and time-sensitive shipments, is poised for rapid growth and innovation. It is an exciting time to be part of the global Space marketplace,” said Brie Carere, senior vice president, Global Portfolio Marketing, FedEx Services. “From aerospace to Exomedicine, the FedEx portfolio is well-positioned to support the privatization of Space.”
EXOMEDICINE INSTITUTE AWARDS $300,000 GRANT TO MOREHEAD STATE UNIVERSITY FOR SPACE-BASED MEDICAL RESEARCH
MSU’s Center will develop experiments to be conducted in space to help patients on Earth
MOREHEAD, KY – Today the Exomedicine Institute, a Kentucky based nonprofit that fosters medical research and development in the microgravity environment of space, awarded a $300,000 grant to Morehead State University for the creation of the Exomedicine Center for Applied Technology.
The first of its kind Exomedicine Center for Applied Technology will bring together scientists, researchers, entrepreneurs and students to design, develop and execute experiments which will then have the opportunity to be carried out aboard the International Space Station (ISS).
“Morehead is proud to be at the forefront of space-based medical research,” said Dr. Wayne Andrews, Morehead State University president. “The Exomedicine Center for Applied Technology will allow our students and professors to be a part of cutting-edge experimentation that has the potential to change lives and the future of life science research as we know it.”
New Kentucky-based organization will explore space-based biomedical innovation
LEXINGTON, KY – The Lexington-based Exomedicine Institute today announced its first ever executive director, furthering its mission to advance biomedical R&D in space for applications on Earth.
Kyle Keeney, Ph.D., will take the helm of the Institute and work with healthcare leaders across the United States and around the globe to promote and explore new opportunities for creating revolutionary patient treatment options and medical products including pharmaceuticals in near-earth orbit.