Libby Jackson OBE
Head of Space Exploration.
Libby Jackson is one of Britain’s leading experts in human spaceflight, having spent over a decade
working at the forefront of the field in mission control and management roles. Libby joined the UK
Space Agency in 2014 and currently manages the Human Exploration Programme at the UK Space
Agency. Previously Libby managed the hugely successful education programme for Tim Peake’s
mission to the ISS, as well as acting as a spokesperson throughout the mission.
Libby has had a life-long interest in human spaceflight. After graduating with a BSc in Physics from
Imperial College and a Master’s degree in Astronautics and Space Engineering from Cranfield
University, Libby worked for Airbus Defence and Space in satellite operations. Prior to her time at
the UK Space Agency, Libby worked in Mission Control as a flight controller and then Flight
Director for the Columbus module, Europe’s laboratory on the ISS.