Monday, April 30, 2007

Meeting with Astronaut Charles Simonyi

Charles Simonyi on the meeting with radio amateurs and students hosted by the Puskás Tivadar School for Telecommunications in Budapest.
Image: HUNAGI Visuals resource, 2007

Charles Simonyi, Spaceflight Participant, Soyuz TMA-10 visited Hungary on 30th April and met with professionals for a one-hour interactive talk.
If you are interested in details of his spaceflight, please visit
Wikipedia introduces Charles Simonyi starting:
" Charles Simonyi (Hungarian: Simonyi Károly; born September 10, 1948, Budapest) is a computer software executive who, as head of Microsoft's application software group, oversaw the creation of Microsoft's flagship office applications. He now heads his own company, Intentional Software, with the aim of developing and marketing his concept of Intentional programming. In 2007, he became the fifth space tourist and the second Hungarian in space. " Source:

Detailed report on the event is available in Hungarian at
Report in English will follow in the SDI/Digital Earth context on soon.
Photo collection taken during the event is available at
The Természet Világa (World of Nature), the journal of natural sciences in Hungary will devote its May issue to Charles Simonyi's spaceflight:


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