Libby Jackson is currently the manager of Human Spaceflight and Microgravity at the UK Space Agency.
From 2007, she worked at Europe's control centre for the International Space Station (ISS) as a flight instructor and controller and in 2010 she became director for the ISS European Space Agency (ESA) Columbus Module. Libby joined the UK Space Agency in 2014 and became spokesperson for Tim Peake's mission to the ISS. She had previously met Tim Peake when working at the NASA Johnson Space Center, just after he had been selected by ESA, and subsequently went on to coordinate the UK Space Agency education and outreach programme for Peake's mission.
Humans first went into space in 1961, landed on the moon in 1969, and have been be continuously living and working on-board the International Space Station since 2000, but where will we explore next? Will the next footsteps be on the Moon or Mars, and who will they belong to? Libby Jackson looks at what the future of human space exploration might hold and the challenges that will need to be overcome by the next generation of explorers.
Libby also released her first book last year.