Astrobiologist | Analog astronaut | Speaker | Author | Professor | Science Communicator
Slovakian, living in the USA
Dr. Michaela Musilova is an astrobiologist, speaker, analog astronaut and author. Michaela has been conducting space-related research at institutions around the world, which include: CalTech, University College London, University of Bristol, Chiba University and others. Additionally, she has been working with NASA, ESA and international observatories, such as the University of London and Canada-France-Hawaii telescopes.
Michaela was the Director of HI-SEAS and Commander of over 30 simulated missions to the Moon and Mars, in collaboration with NASA, ESA and many international organizations. She is currently a visiting Professor at the Slovak University of Technology, Global Faculty at the International Space University and Head of Research of the space technology company NEEDRONIX.
Furthermore, Michaela has received numerous prizes and grants, including the Emerging Space Leaders Grant; Women in Aerospace – Europe Young Professional Award; and she was selected as one of the most promising 30 under 30 by Forbes Slovakia.
Michaela’s new project, Astro Seven Summits, is focused on performing research, educational and outreach activities with partners around the world. Michaela regularly teaches; gives lectures and keynote presentations to a range of audiences worldwide; and works with international media. Moreover, she writes articles for Space.com and co-authored her biography, A Woman from Mars.