Asteroid Day Affiliation:
Sarah Cruddas is a space journalist, TV host, author and global thought leader in the commercial space sector. She has an academic background in astrophysics and sits on the board of directors at Space for Humanity, a global non profit dedicated to democratising access to space.On television Sarah is the host of ‘Contact’ on Discovery Channel and Science Channel in the US and on Discovery International globally. She can also be seen across the BBC, Sky News, Channel 5 News, Channel 4 and ITV in the UK. She has also appeared on various international science documentaries and is one of the hosts of Arianne Groups live launch show The Final Countdown.Sarah is the author of three children’s space book published by DK and her forth book (and first adults title) ‘Look Up: Our story with the stars’ is due to be published in September 2020 by Harper Collins. She also writes about space for CNN, BBC News, The Royal Aeronautical Society, The Sunday Times and the Telegraph.Within the space industry Sarah works at the highest level, traveling the globe working to develop the new commercial space sector. People and organisations she has worked directly with include Jeff Bezos, Buzz Aldrin, Tim Peake, Piers Sellers, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, NASA, Jim Bridenstine, Jan Worner, The Space Foundation, Virgin Galactic, The Gates Foundation, Boeing, Cobham, Mercedes, SXSW, Samsung, the UK department for trade and industry, SETI and ESA.Sarah believes that the exploration of space is the most significant thing we will ever do as a species. Her goal is to inspire as many people as possible about why space matters.