Dr. Michaela Musilová, MSci.
Astrobiologist, Expert on life in extreme environments
Fmr. Commander, Mars Desert Research Station, United States
President, Slovak Organisation for Space Activities
Katarína Feketeová, Bílíkova High School, Bratislava, Slovakia
Adam Rajčáni, Metodova High School, Bratislava, Slovakia
Veronika Takáčová, Pankúchova High School, Bratislava, Slovakia
"It was a wonderful experience. I realized a lot of things. It gave me an important lesson about values of life. I earned a new wave of motivation. Met an ispirative personality. It was lovely and I recommend TIME FOR WORDS to every teenager who wants to make a huge step forward for his future."
After meeting with Dr. Musilová, I realized that dreaming and turning our dreams into reality is one of the most satisfying feelings we can reach. She wanted to be an astronaut as she dreamed. She worked for it in spite of it being really hard. But she is working in a division that she always dreamed of. And this is what I want to achieve as many more students/people in the world.
"When I found out that I am meeting with an astrobiologist, I was not really sure what I should expect as I have not heard about astrobiology that much before. I was looking forward to learning something new and fascinating, on the other hand I was a bit afraid that I would not understand anything of the conversation from the technical point of view. Fortunately, that was not the case and what I experienced stepped far beyond my expectations. Dr. Michaela Musilova told us something about her life experiences, which was not only interesting to hear but motivating as well and moreover one cannot read these adventures on the internet, so it was a very unique conversation as well. When it comes to astrobiology and universe, Dr. Musilova showed us the first Slovak satellite and the place where she works and told us some interesting facts about satellites, astronauts and simulated missions to Mars. It was not that technical though, so I as well as the other students that were with me could understand it without any significant troubles. All in all I must say that it was a very positive experience and my advice to others would be: do not hesitate and take part in this amazing project!"