Zita Martins is an astrobiologist and Royal Society research fellow at Imperial College London. Her research explores how life may have begun on Earth by looking for organic molecules in meteorite samples. She was appointed Officer of the Order of Saint James of the Sword by the President of Portugal for exceptional and outstanding merits in science. She was also selected as a BBC Expert Women Scientist. Zita was a scientific adviser on the Intergalactic Travel Bureau show.