Axiom Space and Hungary sign a memorandum of understanding to expand their relationship in space
The main objective of the new agreement is to continue the Hungarian program in orbit (HUNOR), Hungary astronaut program, which aims to send a Hungarian astronaut to the International Space Station (ISS) via a future Axiom Space commercial astronaut mission. Building on the first agreement between Axiom and the Hungarian government, signed in December 2021, which formalized a partnership for the return of a Hungarian astronaut to space, this memorandum of understanding allows for a wide range of cooperation and development. possible joint developments between Axiom Space and Hungary. He recognizes both the importance the company plays in helping to define the future of human spaceflight, notably through the future Axiom station, as well as the capabilities and space heritage of the Hungarian space sector.
“As we enter this new era of commercial spaceflight, it is vital that the U.S. space industry continue to forge relationships with nations committed to collaborating in microgravity research and bringing those benefits back to people on Earth. The United States has a long history of international cooperation in space, bringing countries together with the goal of benefiting all humans, everywhere,” said Michel SuffrediniPresident and CEO of Axiom Space
“This second agreement between Hungary and Axiom Space builds on efforts to cultivate a robust space economy by engaging in partnerships with government and industry. Such collaborations have the power to transform what was once imaginable,” Suffredini said. “We look forward to expanding our relationship with Hungary to include new initiatives in human spaceflight, science and STEM.”
This new agreement highlights Axiom Space and Hungary common interest in using outer space for peaceful purposes and in promoting scientific progress through international collaboration. Under this agreement, Axiom and Hungary will collaborate to enable scientific research and technology demonstrations in microgravity, develop manufacturing capabilities in space, and inspire the next generation of a strong and skilled STEM workforce.
“This partnership with Axiom Space is a significant investment that will provide opportunities to conduct microgravity research, strengthen the Hungarian astronaut program and improve Hungary work to advance space research and technology development. Together, we are convinced that the space industry will play a crucial role in the development of our economy and are both determined to invest in this high-tech and knowledge-based sector. The adoption of the first Hungarian government space strategy which was established last year signifies our commitment to expand our involvement and presence in space.” said Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary.
The growing relationship between Axiom Space and Hungary symbolizes the company’s commitment to providing opportunities for nations around the world who share an appreciation of the benefits offered by microgravity while strengthening the bonds between nations and the world at large.
About Axiom Space
Axiom Space is driven by the vision of a thriving home in space that benefits every human being, everywhere. The premier provider of manned spaceflight services and developer of human space infrastructure, Axiom today operates end-to-end missions to the International Space Station while privately building its successor, Axiom Station, the first permanent commercial destination in Earth orbit that will support human growth off the planet and bring untold benefits back home.
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