Libby Jackson (Author)
Libby Jackson is one of Britain's leading experts in human spaceflight, having spent over a decade working at the forefront of the field. 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 she still works in the industry.
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. 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?'
Leonard Dupond (Illustrator)
Leonard Dupond is an illustrator based in France. In 2015, during his last year of his Masters at illustration school in Paris, he was scouted by Editions du Seuil Jeunesse, for whom he illustrated his first two books. Since then, Leonard has illustrated books, magazines and for advertising. His work has been featured by Apple, Science Magazine, Arianespace, Wired, Buzzfeed, Die Ziet, BMW, and more. He currently lives and shares a workspace in Lille.