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Collaboration expands International Space Station capabilities

dLEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 26, 2017) — Airbus Defence and Space and Space Tango of Lexington, Ky. have announced an agreement combining their respective commercial programs for greater utilization of the International Space Station during the 33rd annual American Society for Gravitational and Space Research meeting this week in Seattle, Wash.

sAirbus Defence and Space’s decades of ongoing and uninterrupted life and physical science experiment hardware development programs combined with the Space Tango TangoLab facilities’ configurability and data interfaces will provide a unique and adept offering for research and customer-use aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

“This partnership with Airbus Defence and Space allows Space Tango to offer our services to a wider spectrum of use-cases and customers around the world,” explained Space Tango CEO and Co-founder Twyman Clements. “All in pursuit of our ultimate goal – utilizing microgravity as a platform for research and manufacturing.”

“Upon early discussions with the Airbus Defence and Space team, it became clear there was synergy between TangoLab facilities and the commercial my_biorack hardware portfolio,” added Clements. “Creating the Airbus ScienceBox, the my_biorack hardware portfolio is compatible with the TangoLab facilities. Together, we open new doors to users around the world.”