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Kentucky Space LLC today announced the creation of Space Tango, one of the nation's first business accelerators specifically for space enterprises and entrepreneurs. Space Tango is an early-stage venture fund, business accelerator and community of entrepreneurs for space-driven startups, with the goal of assisting businesses in developing innovations, novel applications and diverse markets. The global space marketplace is now poised for significant growth and opportunity. Unprecedented access to space coupled with the rapid advancement of micro technologies and other innovations are combining to create a dynamic space industry. The 2013 report from the Space Foundation noted that "The global space economy grew by nearly 7% in 2012 reaching a new record of $304.31 billion. As in previous years, the vast majority of this growth was in the commercial sector, which now constitutes nearly three-quarters of the space economy, with government making up the rest".

Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 22 Flight Engineers Oleg Kotov and Max Suraev conducted a 5 hour, 44 minute spacewalk Jan. 14 to outfit the new Russian Poisk module for future dockings by Russian spacecraft at the orbiting laboratory. Kotov and Suraev set up rendezvous equipment and docking targets on the Poisk, setting the stage for the scheduled relocation
of the Soyuz TMA-16 spacecraft by Suraev and Station Commander Jeff Williams Jan. 21. They will fly the Soyuz from the aft end of the Zvezda Service Module for the maiden docking to the newly equipped Poisk.

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