Szijjártó: Contract With Axiom Paves Way for Hungarian on Space Station

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Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó has announced the signing of a contract with US-based Axiom Space paving the way for a Hungarian astronaut's research mission on the International Space Station, according to origo.hu.

The "Spaceflight Agreement" was signed by Szijjártó and Axiom Space CEO Michael Suffredini in Houston on Tuesday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade said.

Ahead of the signing on earlier this week, Szijjártó said in Austin that the Hungarian astronaut could start the 30-day mission at the end of 2024 or early in 2025.

Hungarian space industry companies and universities are participating in selecting the experiments to be conducted on the mission, he added.

Those experiments will support the development of Hungary's space industry "in a big way," he said.

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