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Photos: Space Tango's autonomous lab at the International Space Station

The team prepares

A small Kentucky startup just installed an autonomous space laboratory at the International Space Station. The lab, which allows up to 21 individual experiments to run at once, can be used to look at the effects of Micro-gravity on things like cancer and biological functions--a field dubbed "exomedicine."

Here's Space Tango's engineering team, prepping for TangoLab-1 installation on August 1, 2016.

SEE: Exomedicine arrives: How labs in space could pave the way for healthcare breakthroughs on Earth (TechRepublic cover story) | download the PDF version

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By Hope Reese

Hope Reese is a journalist in Louisville, KY. Her writing has been featured in The Atlantic, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, Playboy, Undark Magazine, VICE, Vox, and other publications.