News News from Hungary Agree­ment with Euro­pean Space Agency: a Hun­gar­i­an will soon vis­it space!

Agree­ment with Euro­pean Space Agency: a Hun­gar­i­an will soon vis­it space!

Hun­gary has signed a frame­work agree­ment with the Euro­pean Space Agency (ESA) on coop­er­a­tion in its nation­al research astro­naut pro­gramme, the for­eign ministry’s com­mis­sion­er for space sci­ence said on Thursday. 

“The Hun­gar­i­an to Orbit (HUNOR) research astro­naut pro­gramme has reached a new mile­stone,” Orsolya Fer­encz said in a video post­ed on Facebook. 

Under the agree­ment, ESA will offer sup­port for astro­naut train­ing as well as for aero­space med­i­cine train­ing and ground con­trol activ­i­ties, she said. The train­ing of Hun­gar­i­an astro­nauts will take place in ESA’s cen­tres in Cologne and in the Nether­lands, Fer­encz added. 

She said the agree­ment offered a unique oppor­tu­ni­ty for Hun­gary to be the first among the 22 mem­ber states to exe­cute its pro­gramme as ESA’s offi­cial partner. 

Hun­gary will send an astro­naut to the ISS, with the coop­er­a­tion of US-based Axiom Space, for a 30-day research mis­sion at the end of 2024 or in ear­ly 2025.

Source:dailynewshungary.com