The People of NewSpace: Laguduva “LK” Kubendran – A Stepping Stone to ISS and Beyond
The twenty fourth of thirty six reasons to attend ISPCS. Kubendran, an Executive with NASA’s Flight Opportunities Program talks about the unique program’s achievements, goals and future, selecting more than 100 technology payloads, and having flown many of those technologies on commercial suborbital flight platforms. Some of these technologies have already made it onto the ISS and others are on the way to station and beyond, working with science and education stakeholders to provide access to a vast number of flight experiments to be flown on existing as well as emerging reusable suborbital flight vehicles and using the Program as an on-ramp for the nation to develop skill and mastery.
Tags: commercial space, Earth Observation, Flight Opportunities Program, FOP, International Space Station, ISS, micro-gravity research, NASA, NewSpace, outer space, Space, space industry, space research, spaceflight, suborbital space