NASA officials visiting Lexington

Officials with NASA will be visiting Lexington on Monday to meet with representatives of Kentucky Space, a public-private consortium that has developed research modules that have been taken aboard space shuttles. Visiting will be Jason Crusan from NASA's headquarters and Marybeth Edeen of the International Space Station National Lab, said Kris Kimel, founder and president of Kentucky Science and Technology Corp. KSTC is one of the groups behind Kentucky Space. Kimel said the two will be visiting the University of Kentucky to see one of the clean room environments used by Kentucky Space, which is sending up new hardware to the International Space Station aboard the Atlantis space shuttle in a couple of weeks.