Monday, April 30, 2007

Astronaut Charles Simonyi in Budapest

Astronaut Charles Simonyi. 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:
He is alumni of the University of California at Berkeley (where the ISDE5 will take place in early June ) and the Stanford University. He became Chief Architect of Microsoft Applications. A detailed report on the event in Budapest is available in Hungarian at
The Presidium of the Hungarian Astronautical Society MANT invited HUNAGI's blog editor to the meeting hosted by the Puskás Tivadar School for Telecommunication.
A photographic portfolio of 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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