Rachel Crane is a CNN Digital correspondent who covers tech, space, science, pop culture and innovation. Crane has a long history covering innovation, interviewing SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, famed futurist and Google’s director of engineering Ray Kurzweil, and NASA’s William Gerstenmaier. She has also traveled to Abu Dhabi to report on the pre-planned sustainable city Masdar, tasted wine made by robots in California’s Napa Valley, explored four space capsules, covered the privatization of space at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, and gone behind the bars of San Quentin Prison to see how the institution taught inmates to make mini satellites. Crane graduated from Princeton University with a bachelor’s degree in religious studies. She also received a master’s degree in news and documentary film from New York University.