In an article Sunday, the Lexington Herald-Leader pointed out the success of "Frontier 1," Kentucky Space's suborbital mission over the weekend.
'This is really a significant accomplishment,' [president of the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation and managing partner of the nonprofit Kentucky Space consortium Kris] Kimel said. 'This spacecraft was built entirely by Kentucky students, and all systems worked perfectly.'
Frontier 1 was designed and built in Kentucky to test hardware and software systems that will be flown on an orbital satellite, KentuckySat 1, set to launch in November with NASA's Glory Mission...
'This exciting announcement shows that Kentucky is among the elite in innovation and scientific advancement,' Gov. Steve Beshear said.