LEXINGTON, Ky. — Lexington-based Space Tango received three NASA awards to assist in its efforts to establish biomedical manufacturing capabilities on orbit, U.S. Rep. Andy Barr, R-Lexington, announced Monday.
The project awards come two months after NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine visited Space Tango in Lexington on an invitation by Barr.
“Space Tango is leading the way in microgravity research and manufacturing with a goal of improving life on Earth – and they are doing it from right here in Central Kentucky,” Barr said. “I am thankful to NASA for awarding these projects to Space Tango to assist them in continuing their important work.”
“These awards are a huge boost to Space Tango’s goal of leveraging the environment of microgravity for unique / high value manufacturing, enabling us to continue to expand our workforce and accelerates partnerships with our customers across the country,” Space Tango co-founder and CEO Twyman Clements said.
The awarded projects include research on protein-based retinal implant manufacturing, stem cell therapies and regenerative medicine.
To learn more about Space Tango, visit https://spacetango.com.