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Farkas Bertalan 'Bertsi' (1949-) Hungarian pilot cosmonaut. Flew on Salyut 6 EP-5. First Hungarian to fly in space.

Graduated from aeronautical college, Szolnok, 1969. Graduated from Air Military College, Krasnodar, Russia, 1972. Hungarian Air Force. Brigadier General in the Hungarian Air Force. Scientist at Technical University, Budapest. Air force-Attaché at Hungarian Embassy in Washington. Later President of Airlines Service and Trade Ltd., Budapest.

Birth Place: Gyulahaza.
Status: Inactive.

Born: 1949.08.02.
Spaceflights: 1 .
Total time in space: 7.86 days.

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Associated Countries
See also
  • Cosmonaut Category of persons who have been trained for spaceflight in Russia. More...
  • Intercosmos Group - 1978 Requirement: pilots from friendly socialist countries to visit Salyut space stations for propaganda purposes on Soyuz ferry-exchange missions. More...

Associated Flights
  • Salyut 6 EO-4 Crew: Popov, Ryumin. Record flight duration. Manned two crew. Docked with Salyut 6. Backup crew: Andreyev, Zudov. More...
  • Salyut 6 EP-5 Crew: Farkas, Kubasov. First Hungarian astronaut. Mission to swap Soyuz lifeboats docked to station. Backup crew: Dzhanibekov, Magyari. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
Associated Programs
  • Salyut 6 Mishin was authorised in December 1973 to build an improved design DOS-5 version of the Salyut station using Almaz facilities. Mishin's bureau borrowed the two docking port configuration of Chelomei's Almaz OPS-2 This station's second docking port would allow rotation of crews and resupply/refueling using unmanned Progress spacecraft. More...

  • Becker, Joachim, "Space Facts Web Site", http://www.spacefacts.de/, Web Address when accessed: here.

Farkas Chronology

1978 March 1 - .
1980 May 26 - . 18:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC31. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U.
  • Soyuz 36 - . Call Sign: Orion (Orion ). Crew: Farkas; Kubasov. Backup Crew: Dzhanibekov; Magyari. Payload: Soyuz 7K-T s/n 52. Mass: 6,800 kg (14,900 lb). Nation: USSR. Related Persons: Farkas; Kubasov; Dzhanibekov; Magyari. Agency: MOM. Program: Salyut 6. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Flight: Salyut 6 EP-5; Salyut 6 EO-4. Spacecraft: Soyuz 7K-T. Duration: 65.87 days. Decay Date: 1980-07-31 . USAF Sat Cat: 11811 . COSPAR: 1980-041A. Apogee: 263 km (163 mi). Perigee: 190 km (110 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 89.00 min. Summary: Transported the fifth international crew under the INTERCOSMOS programme, comprising V N Kubasov (USSR) and B Farkas (Hungary) to the Salyut-6 station to carry out scientific research and experiments..

1980 June 3 - .
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