First Turkish Astronaut Returns from 3-Week Mission to International Space Station and Receives Hero’s Welcome

Turkey’s astronaut Alper Gezeravci Returns to Earth Amidst National Pride and New Space Science Plans

The return of Turkey’s first astronaut, Alper Gezeravci, was met with a hero’s welcome upon his arrival at Ankara’s Esenboga Airport. Children eagerly greeted him, and in return, he handed out Turkish flags that he had taken with him into space. This mission was a source of national pride and a highlight of technological advancement for the country, especially in the field of aerospace and military development.

Industry and Technology Minister Mehmet Fatih Kacir spoke about the space mission as the first but not the last for Turkey. He confirmed that Turkey has opened a new page in space science and technologies with plans to land on the moon by 2026. The crew of Gezeravci returned in a SpaceX capsule after conducting science experiments and chatting with schoolchildren and officials from their countries on Friday.

The mission is seen as an example of progress and technological advancement for Turkey. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called it a symbol of Turkey’s growth and strength in technology. Houston-based Axiom Space organized the expedition in collaboration with NASA and SpaceX, which cost the country roughly $55 million.

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