Galaxy Girls: 50 Amazing Stories of Women in Space
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About the Author
Libby Jackson is one of Britain's foremost human spaceflight experts, and is the Human Spaceflight and Microgravity Program Manager for the UK Space Agency. Libby's career working in the space industry began when she applied for work experience at NASA at age seventeen from her secondary school in Kent. Weeks later she was sitting in mission control in Houston. Ten years later, and after completing a physics degree at Imperial College, she was back working at mission control for the European Space Agency in Munich. She was an instructor, a flight controller and finally a Columbus flight director on missions to the International Space Station. From 2014 to 2016, she managed the hugely successful UK Space Agency education and outreach program that supported Tim Peake's mission.