Festival of digital arts and culture, 19. 8.—7. 9. '20, Nomadic Hybrid Edition Festival
of digital arts
and culture
19. 8.—7. 9. 2020
Nomadic Hybrid Edition



Michaela Musilová

Astrobiologist (SK/USA)

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Michaela Musilova obtained her PhD degree from the University of Bristol (UK) and studied and conducted research at University College London (UK), California Institute of Technology (USA), Chiba University (JP) and other universities all over the world. Michaela’s space research experience includes working at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory; University of London Observatory, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, and the NASA and UK Space Agency’s MoonLite project, being an analogue astronaut and Commander of numerous simulated missions to the Moon and Mars at the HI-SEAS station in Hawai’i, and at the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) in Utah. Michaela is currently the Director of HI-SEAS, as part of the University of Hawai’i and the International MoonBase Alliance. She is also a visiting professor at the Slovak University of Technology, vice-chair of the Slovak Organisation for Space Activities (SOSA), Adjunct Faculty at ISU and a senior research adviser for Mission Control Space Services Inc. (CA).

Michaela has received numerous prizes and grants, including the Emerging Space Leaders Grant from the International Astronautical Federation in 2016, Women in Aerospace – Europe Young Professional Award in 2016 and she was selected as one of the most promising 30 under 30 by Forbes Slovakia. She is actively involved in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, as a patron of the program in Slovakia and an Emerging Leader Representative for Europe, Mediterranean and Arab states. Furthermore, she enjoys participating in STEAM outreach activities from teaching at schools, giving public presentations, working with the media, and encouraging people to pursue their dreams.

Her own big dream is to take part in a space mission in the future, perhaps with the involvement of Slovakia, to find extraterrestrial life in space.

You can see Michaela Musilová on 24th August at Nádvorie in Trnava as a part of Sensorium Festival 2020 X Lovely Experience.



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