A Portrait of Professor Ivan Almar-His Experiences and His Opinion on the Role of Astronautics in Hungary

Päivi l Jukola

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This presentation is one in a row of proposed novel contributions for the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) History Symposia, at the annual International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in the format of an interview. The aim of the new concept is to invite various personalities for plenaries, roundtable discussions, and interviews from the early days of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) and IAA. Some engineers and experts focus their time in their scientific research; others reserve time for writing memoirs during their retirement. The new proposed interviews offer the opportunity for experts and public at large for insights from those who have seen the transformation of the space sector from the Cold War to international collaboration.

This interview concerns the birth of space research in Cold War Hungary: The environment and consequences are discussed as seen by Dr. Ivan Almar.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHistory of rocketry and astronautics: proceedings of the forty-eighth History Symposium of the International Academy of Astronautics 2014
EditorsM Freeman
PublisherAmerican Astronautical Society
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)978-0-87703-628-9
Publication statusPublished - 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventHistory Symposium of the International Academy of Astronautics - Toronto, Canada
Duration: 29 Sep 20143 Oct 2014
Conference number: 48

Publication series

NameAAS History Series
PublisherAmerican Astronautical Society
ISSN (Print)0730-3564


ConferenceHistory Symposium of the International Academy of Astronautics

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