Nov 28th: Libby Jackson & The UK Space Agency

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Podcaster: Ralph, Paul  & Jenni

Title : Awesome Astronomy Extra: Libby Jackson & The UK Space Agency

Organization: Awesome Astronomy

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Description: In this podcast extra episode we’re talking to Libby Jackson, physicist and engineer who is the Manager of Human Spaceflight and Microgravity at the UK Space Agency and was a European  ISS flight controller and the spokesperson for Tim Peake’s spaceflight. In this interview we discuss:

  • Being weightless
  • The value of space research to everyday life
  • Following your dreams
  • Her new book: A Galaxy of Her Own
  • Forgotten heroines of the world’s space programmes

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