Ian Crawford
professor of planetary science and astrobiology, Birkbeck College, University of London

Ian Crawford is an astronomer turned planetary scientist. His research activities mostly lie in the fields of planetary science (especially lunar science and exploration), and astrobiology (the search for life in the Universe). He has long had an interest in the future of space exploration, and is convinced that space exploration and development will prove to be of central importance for the future of humanity. Ian is a member of The Hague Space Resources Working Group, an advisor to the European Space Agency, a vice president of the Royal Astronomical Society, and the author of over 130 research papers in the field of astronomy, planetary science and space exploration.