Libby Jackson

2:00 pm

Libby Jackson

2.00pm to 3.00pm - Sat 11 May 2019
Barnes Methodist Church

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Suitable for ages 8+
Tickets £6 per person or £15 inc copy of book A Galaxy of Her 
Own: Amazing Stories of Women in Space 

Libby Jackson, the head of the Human Exploration Programme at the UK Space Agency, and the star of Astronauts: Do You Have What It Takes?, shares inspirational stories from human spaceflight. 

From Ada Lovelace in the nineteenth century, to the women behind the Apollo missions, from the astronauts breaking records on the International Space Station to those blazing away in the race to get to Mars, Libby will shine a light on extraordinary stories, champion unsung heroes and celebrate remarkable achievements from around the world.   

Libby Jackson has spent over a decade working at the forefront of the field of human spaceflight. Space was a childhood passion and after completing degrees in physics at Imperial College and astronautics and space engineering at Cranfield University, she has worked in the space industry ever since. Libby spent seven years working at the European Space Agency’s Mission Control for the International Space Station in a number of roles including her dream job as a Columbus Flight Director. She played a key role in Tim Peake’s mission to the International Space Station and continues to work in the field. Libby is a frequent contributor on television and radio, including Stargazing Live, The Big Think: Should We Go To Mars? and Astronauts: Do You Have What It Takes? Libby is passionate about sharing stories of human spaceflight and encouraging young people to follow their passions in life. Her first book, A Galaxy of Her Own: Amazing Stories of Women in Space was published in 2017.

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