Hungary’s Professional Astronaut Candidates Presented

2023. március 10.


The HUNOR – Hungarian Astronaut Program will start the two-year training of Hungary’s newly established professional astronaut corps, consisting of one doctor and three engineers, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade told MTI on Tuesday. It has now also been revealed who exactly the four candidates are.

In her opening speech, Orsolya Ferencz, the ministerial commissioner for space research, stressed that Hungary is returning to space. Based on the strong catalyst effect of the space flight of Bertalan Farkas in 1980 (who was a guest at the press conference), the main objective of the current astronaut program to set Hungarian science and high-tech industry on a long and upward trajectory is well founded, she said, summing up the long-term ambitions of the project.


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