Moscow (MTI) – Bertalan Farkas, Hungary’s first cosmonaut, said that he held talks about possibilities of cooperation in space research with Russian colleagues in Moscow.
Farkas attended a commemoration in Moscow this week for fellow space explorer Valeri Kubasov, who died last February. Farkas and Kubasov participated in a space mission together in 1980.
Farkas, who serves as advisor to the Hungarian foreign minister, noted his visit to the Gagarin State Scientific Research and Testing Cosmonaut Training Centre, where he held talks with Yuri Lonchakov, the new director, on Saturday. He told MTI it was important to broaden Hungary’s contribution to Russian and international space research. He noted that Hungarian intellectual property was highly esteemed on the space-research market.