Price: 20.00 euro
Hungarian astronaut Bertlan Farkas attended several honorary ceremonies where he was awarded. These are original black and white photos taken during the ceremony. Great unique photos in high gloss black with a number on the back. On one photo Bertlan is sitting to the left of the spokesperson, in the other photo Bertlan himself is speaking. The sale also includes a color photo with a number on the back and a card with both astronauts’ signatures (printed).
Bertalan Farkas (born August 2, 1949) is the first Hungarian cosmonaut, space explorer, fighter pilot. The Hungarians were the seventh nation to be represented in space by him.
Following him, the Hungarian-American Károly Simonyi (Charles Simonyi) was the second Hungarian cosmonaut, the only one in the world, who was twice in space as space tourist who paid himself for the spaceflights. The next Hungarian astronaut will travel to the International Space Station by 2025. Farkas is currently the president of Airlines Service and Trade.
In 1978 he volunteered to become a cosmonaut and was selected as part of the fifth international programme for Intercosmos. Farkas, along with Soviet cosmonaut Valeri Kubasov, was launched into space on Soyuz 36 from Baikonur Cosmodrome on May 26, 1980.
While in orbit, Farkas conducted experiments in material science. After 7 days, 20 hours and 45 minutes, and having completed 124 orbits, Farkas and Kubasov returned to Earth, landing 140 km southeast of Jezkazgan. Bertalan Farkas was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union on June 30, 1980.