Kris Kimel, who founded the Kentucky Science and Technology Corp. in 1988, is retiring this month to focus on helping develop Space Tango, a company that handles experiments for clients on the International Space Station. KSTC had a big role in starting Kentucky's growing space industry.
Kris Kimel, who founded the Kentucky Science and Technology Corp. in 1988, is retiring this month to focus on helping develop Space Tango, a company that handles experiments for clients on the International Space Station. KSTC had a big role in starting Kentucky's growing space industry. Tom Eblen teblen@herald-leader.com
Kris Kimel, who founded the Kentucky Science and Technology Corp. in 1988, is retiring this month to focus on helping develop Space Tango, a company that handles experiments for clients on the International Space Station. KSTC had a big role in starting Kentucky's growing space industry. Tom Eblen teblen@herald-leader.com

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Tom Eblen

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Tom Eblen is a columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader who writes about life, people and issues in Lexington and Kentucky. A Lexington native, Eblen was the Herald-Leader's managing editor from 1998 to 2008.