Kris Kimel

Kris Kimel

Co-founder and Chairman, Space Tango

Kris Kimel is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Space Tango. He is also the former President of the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation (KSTC), an independent non-profit company focused initiatives in science, technology, entrepreneurship and disruptive innovation.

Kimel also founded the IdeaFestival an international event centering on innovation, discovery and creative thinking across different disciplines (science, the humanities, design etc,). He is originally from Miami, Florida and holds Bachelor and Masters degrees from the University of Kentucky and was the 1974 recipient of the University of Kentucky's Sullivan Medallion.

Latest Planetary Radio Appearances

Seeking the Killer Space App with Space Tango

Organizations are using the microgravity environment of the International Space Station to develop unique new products. One of them is Kentucky-based Space Tango. We’ll meet its chairman and co-founder and the woman who manages its Tangolab.