… in space! What do I mean? It’s obvious! I’m talking about armwrestling, our great sport. Do you remember the interview with Judyta Wiercińska about her scientific research? I’m sure you do. ()
The point is: a while ago I’ve decided to present to you our Polish armwrestlers from a different perspective, from the perspective of their hobbies and professions. It didn’t go too smoothly. But yesterday, I received a call from Paweł Gawenda that there’s a competitor with a passion out of this world. It’s about Bartek Rybacki. You know something about him but definitely not all. Let’s begin!
PeSzy: What do you do? Of course, besides armwrestling.
Bartek Rybacki: I’m currently working to become a scientist and that’s the goal I’ve set for myself. The way I see it, you have to aim for a relative balance between your career and sport that’s improved by the former. You can see it well in science. The more areas you engage in training, the better you work scientifically. Armwrestling is an unusually complex and complicated sport but with the excitement it offers, it also becomes unmatched. I love analyzing whatever I can so it becomes an, let’s say, accurate sport!
PeSzy: What about the outer space?
Bartek: I specialize in molecular biotechnology in the context of space, let’s call it astrobiotechnology. I had the pleasure to meet some amazing people with whom work becomes a pleasure. One of the most important projects was Stardust created in collaboration with the European, Swedish and German Space Agencies, with the idea to discover previously undiscovered microorganisms in the stratosphere. You’ve written to me on the day before the first results so I won’t say anything else. However, soon you should be able to see a scientific publication so I invite all interested! I’m currently the coordinator of payload of the R6 suborbital rocket which is a scientific experiment, or, to be precise, 3 separate experiments. In June this year we’re going to the USA (New Mexico) to participate in Spaceport America Cup in the middle of a desert.