NEW YORK, EARTH – Omar Panderyn, a retired physics professor who’s joining the Spark team in about two weeks, has been tapped to oversee construction of Ulm Station.

The orbital facility, named after the hometown of Albert Einstein, will be the new home of Spark’s faster-than-light research and development efforts.

It’s expected to take several months to build, but will start with a small core team in a habitat module in September.