Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, has revealed that the Hungarian government will embark on a space mission with US space technology company Axiom Space.
Posting on Facebook on Monday, Minister Szijjártó said he had discussed details with AS chief Michael Suffredini by phone. The minister said one of four Hungarian candidates, already selected from 244 applicants, will participate in 8 experiments distributed over 31 days. He added that the experiments had been defined in cooperation with Hungarian universities and that the astronaut would also take 12 Hungarian-developed instruments to the space station. The mission, depending on negotiations between Axiom Space and NASA, will take place late in 2024 or early 2025, Minister Szijjártó said. He added that an agreement concerning the joint mission would soon be concluded.