Space for Kentucky

March 30, 2023 Meeting

Theme for the evening was

NASA’s Technology Transfer Program


About the speakers:

NASA Langley Research Center

Lena Little, MPA

Regional Partnerships Lead and Special Events Coordinator

OSACB Small Business Technical Coordinator

Get NASA’s Spinoff Publication HERE

Space Foundation

Frank Trevino and Kim Hausback

“Space Foundation is a nonprofit advocacy organization founded in 1983, offering a gateway to education, information, and collaboration for space exploration and space-inspired industries that define the global space ecosystem.”

This company certifies that technologies originated in space.


Kevin Hickey, President; Joe Urso, CEO and chairman

One of the many recipients of the Transfer Technology program. ActivePure used NASA tech to help fight the pandemic.

“Advancing the fight against pathogens in the air and on surfaces since 1924. Using technology developed for use in space exploration, ActivePure has changed indoor air quality and surface standards.”


Katey Forth, CEO and Co-Founder of Zibrio

Nominated for NASA invention of the year

“ZIBRIO had its genesis in the US Space Program and uses machine learning to establish patterns of stability and instability via a one-minute standing test with eyes open. It is simple enough to be self-administered by the user, and streamlined to also fit into a doctor’s checkup visit. The scale also measures weight. The balance score is a number between 1-10. 1-3 indicate an increased risk of falling. 7 or above means good balance.”