Béla Magyari

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Béla Magyari (born 8 August 1949 in Kiskunfélegyháza, Hungary) was Colonel of the Hungarian Air Force. He graduated from the Hungarian Airforce Academy "György Kilián" in 1969.

He was selected as backup for Bertalan Farkas (the first Hungarian cosmonaut who later flew to space) on Soyuz 36,[1] but he himself never flew.[2]

He graduated from the Budapest Technical University in 1986. He spent his active career as an aeronautical engineer and pilot. He used to be the President of the Hungarian Astronautical Society and worked for the Hungarian Space Office. He is now retired.[3]


  1. ^ "Human Spaceflights". spacefacts.de. Retrieved 2010-01-26. 
  2. ^ "Egy napig voltam a Magyar Népköztársaság első számú űrhajósa - interjú Magyari Béla mérnök-ezredessel (I was the number one astronaut of the Hungarian Republic for one day - Interview with Béla Magyari)" (in Hungarian). origo.hu. Retrieved 2010-01-26. 
  3. ^ "Béla Magyari". astronautix.com. Retrieved 2010-01-26. 

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