First Turkish Astronaut to fly Space Begins

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First Turkish Astronaut to fly Space Begins

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The historical 14-day journey of the first Turkish astronaut, Alper Gezeravcı, will begin on the night between January 17 and January 18. Launching from Florida as part of the National Space Program’s first manned space mission, Gezeravcı will join the Axiom Mission 3 (Ax-3) crew heading to the International Space Station (ISS). The launch is scheduled for January 18, 2024, at 01:11 Turkiye time, with docking at the ISS on January 19. The mission includes 13 science experiments covering human genetics, health, biology, material science, production technologies, and basic sciences. Live broadcasts and events in cities across Turkiye will celebrate this historic space journey