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Hungarian government, Axiom Space in joint mission

The Hungarian government will embark on a space mission with US space technology company Axiom Space, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said on Facebook on Monday.

Szijjarto 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, Szijjarto said. He added that an agreement concerning the joint mission would soon be concluded.

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