Space. Stars.Opinions. Olga GROMYKO

Olga Gromyko, blogger, writer, biologist, for the "Space. Stars.Opinions" festival section.

💥"As a child, I clearly understood that the cosmonaut was a profession that required tremendous physical training, which I did not possess. Moreover, this job seemed uninteresting to me - swimming around a spaceship in a vacuum, taking readings and missing the Earth watching it in the porthole. I was more attracted to the space professions of the distant future – those of a cosmobiologist or a xenogeneticist. Those professions seemed needed when the paths of distant planets would have already been trodden and walking on them would be easy and almost safe"

💥💥"Tsiolkovsky is one of the pioneers of cosmonautics, and space is my dream of something more perfect, high–tech, going beyond our reality, which has not been pleasing lately. Well, I would like to talk to an alien, find out how they are doing there. Maybe they will advise me something or will hire me as a cosmobiologist!"

- Would you like to take part in a film related to space flights and adventures in space?

💥💥💥"Perhaps only as a consultant to the screenwriter/director, if this film is to be shot based on my book. Maybe I'll even get so carried away in the process that I'll play some episodic role. But I have never studied acting and I doubt that I will make a good starring actress, it's better to leave such things to professionals. For me, the quality of the film is much more important than my own participation in it"

The Tsiolkovsky International Space Film Festival is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the Presidential Foundation for Cultural Initiatives, the Roscosmos State Corporation, the Government and the Ministry of Culture of the Kaluga Region, Rossotrudnichestvo, the Tsiolkovsky State Museum of the History of Cosmonautics, the Association of Planetariums of Russia and other public and commercial organizations. The main media partner of the festival is TASS.