TOP Women in Aerospace & Aviation To Follow on LinkedIn 2022: 22. Michaela Musilova

22. Michaela Musilova, PhD.

Director of HI-SEAS at the International MoonBase Alliance, International Space University

22. Michaela Musilova

Average Post Engagement: 76


United States

What I use Linkedin for:

I use LinkedIn to connect with people around the world;do outreach, science communication and educational activities;build relationships with diverse communities globally;and to learn from everyone on this network.

Number of Followers:





Who am I:

My passions include astrobiology, human space exploration, climate change and helping make STEM subjects & space more accessible to underrepresented groups of people. I’m particularly fond of teaching and helping motivate people to pursue their dreams.

What I do:

I am a scientist, explorer, science communicator, analog astronaut, writer and professor. My other “hats” include being a consultant for space-related companies;volunteering for numerous outreach & educational programs worldwide;and leading expeditions to extreme environments (that include polar regions, deserts and summits of tall mountains). Until now, I have been the Director of the HI-SEAS space analog research station in Hawaii, where I have run almost 40 simulated missions to the Moon and Mars (and I lead over 30 of them as their Commander).

Why you should follow me on Linkedin:

Through my posts, I hope to raise awareness about a number of important matters and issues within STEM & space subjects;space industry;academia;and climate change related matters. I try to make my posts very accessible and educational, but most importantly, I feel like it’s important to show my human side. I believe in honesty and transparency;and in emphasizing the importance of empathy and working together to resolve problems.

Who I follow on Linkedin

I follow a range of people on LinkedIn, who include professionals in my areas of expertise and beyond, so that I can learn from them. I also follow activists, science communicators, leaders and other people I find inspiring to motivate myself.


Michaela’s Favorite Post

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Comments: 9

Check out Michaela’s post here

Recently, many people have kindly asked me about my plans after I leave my job as the Director of HI-SEAS. I really appreciated their interest and care, so I posted about my future plans and shared an article where I described some of my upcoming projects. I was very grateful for everyone’s engagement and very kind wishes, which is why the following is one of my most favorite posts of this year:

Michaela’s Successful Post

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In the recent months, I believe the following post was the most successful because I was able to engage with many people through views, comments and shares (nearly 7000). Additionally, I enjoyed sharing a sneak peek into my work and the LinkedIn community seemed to have enjoyed learning more about what I do :).

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