Last weeek we have been visiting the Zoltán Bay Institute for Material Sciences and Technology, aka BAY-ATI (which is a Hungarian acronym, actually, from Anyagtudományi és Technológiai Intézet, the original name of the Institute.)
Following Attila Chikán, our next support comes from a well-known businessman, Sándor Kürti.
Education and public outreach for us are not simply compulsory tasks dictated by the Master Team Agreement - these activities are at the heart of our strategy to build a wide support for our mission and space in general, in Hungary and beyond.
One of our goals - apart from winnig the GLXP Grand Prize, of course -, is to help to build a new understanding of space activites in Hungary. In pursuing this, we ask renowned Hungarians about Team Puli Space and our project.
In our previous blog entry we reported on our debut in the action series of the Hungarian TV, Hacktion - Rovers, hackers, gunfight.
Being part of the TV story is a good opportunity to spread the word about GLXP, the Moon, and, of course, of our team - quite a good PR-feat, we believe.
Here we give some insight into the shooting work - it was clearly fun for the TV team as well!
Rovers, hackers, gunfights. What better way to introduce ourselves on national TV? Team Puli Space is currently featured in one of Hungary's few home-produced action series. The most recent three episodes of Hacktion not only show various actors portraying our team members, but they use some of our actual models and equipment to create yet another nail biting 3x50 minutes for the viewers.
Four Team Puli members tell why it is important our project. Enjoy the talks in Hungarian - but don't be afraid, You can follow the text with the help of subtitles.
Anyway, we are convinced, that many Hungarian people will look differently at the Moon!
...has arrived lately - so our engineers are quite happy. After the long design phase finally something physical :-)
And testing can begin!
... and Team Puli congratulates wholeheartedly the Masat-1 Team after the flawless start of the new Vega launcher and hope that their success will help to achieve Hungary's long overdue ESA membership and foster the Hungarian space industry sector!