U.S. Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema Visits KinetX Aerospace; Discusses Increasing Commercialization of Space

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As part of her “Kyrsten Means Business” program, Sinema talks with Tempe, Arizona-based Aerospace company about creating high-tech jobs and growing local economy

KinetX Aerospace, today announced that U.S. Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema (D-9), toured the Tempe-based company as part of her Kyrsten Means Business program.

KinetX Aerospace is an innovative engineering, technology, software development and business consulting firm providing complete system solutions. They were the first commercial company to navigate any spacecraft to distant planetary bodies including NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft to Mercury and the HORIZONS spacecraft to Pluto.

The focal point of Congresswoman Sinema’s visit was an interactive discussion on the increasing commercialization of space, and strategies to ensure innovative small companies can participate to grow the economy, create high-tech jobs, and excite future generations about science and space.

"It’s critical to Arizona’s economic future to foster policies that will encourage the technological advancement of the commercial space industry,” said Kjell Stakkestad, president & CEO, KinetX Aerospace. “KinetX Aerospace is committed to advancing U.S. leadership in the generation of new markets and innovation-driven entrepreneurship. We appreciate Congresswoman Sinema’s strong pro-business policies and her ability to help solve problems.”

Since 2013, Congresswoman Sinema has met with more than 70 large and small business owners and employees in the community through her Kyrsten Means Business program to hear directly from employees and owners about the challenges and opportunities they face.

“High-tech companies like KinetX Aerospace are the backbone of Arizona’s economy,” said Congresswoman Sinema. “They drive job creation, economic growth, and innovation, enabling Arizona to compete globally. I’ll continue working to ensure Arizona’s innovative small businesses have the chance to thrive.”

About KinetX Aerospace

KinetX Aerospace is a privately held company formed in 1992, headquartered in Tempe, Ariz., with additional offices in Simi Valley, Calif., and other employees located in Colorado, Maryland, and Virginia. The company specializes in the design, development, and operation of large-scale space systems, in addition to its work on deep space missions. For more information, please visit http://www.kinetx.com/.

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