“One thing is for sure: today I shook hands with the new Hungarian astronaut,” the head of state wrote on her social media page. Katalin Novák added that the final stage of the selection process has been completed by four prepared candidates, but it is not yet known who will be the winner.
“After more than four decades, Hungarians can once again go into space,” the President pointed out, as she received Orsolya Ferencz, the Ministerial Commissioner for Space Research, and participants of the HUNOR – Hungarian Astronauts Programme at her official residence, the Sándor Palace.
As reported by Magyar Nemzet, the government adopted a document entitled Hungary’s Space Strategy in 2021, outlining the tasks that will enable Hungary to be competitive in this sector.
Orsolya Ferencz told the newspaper that Hungary has exactly as much to do in the field of space exploration as in health sciences, and we need to catch up where there is a realistic chance of doing so. She quoted Bertalan Farkas, the first Hungarian astronaut, as saying that young people must be motivated to study and work hard, because without that, they will not achieve results.
Via Magyar Nemzet; Featured Image: Novák Katalin Facebook