Sarah Cruddas is a space journalist and award-winning author. She has an academic background in astrophysics and is a global thought leader in the commercial space sector. As a former BBC Correspondent, she investigated and reported on the commercial space industry, and has written featured articles for the BBC, CNN, as well as the Royal Aeronautical Society. Her pursuit of space-related journalism has taken her to the far reaches of the world, from the Arctic Circle to North Korea, China, Eastern Europe and Australia. She consults and reports on the value of space exploration to military leaders, political ambassadors, and high-level private business and the European Union.