According to the information received, Gezeravcı continues to carry out as planned the 13 experiments that he will work on during the 14 days that he will stay on the ISS.

Today Gezeravcı carried out the Antibacterial Effects of Propolis Experiment (PRANET), which was proposed by the students of Muş Science and Art Center and whose teacher Birsen Geçer is the project manager.

Propolis is known as a substance that is often used to treat various ailments and has no side effects when used externally.

As part of the scientific mission, the experiment is intended to investigate the effect of the substance propolis on bacteria in the microgravity environment. The antibacterial effect of propolis will be tested by creating control and experimental groups and comparing whether the results provide similar results to those in the gravity environment.


The students reached the TUA themselves

Industry and Technology Minister Mehmet Fatih Kacır made the following statements regarding the selection process for the Muş students’ experiment:


“We launched a call in May for astronauts to send a Turkish scientist to the ISS in June as part of a ‘science mission’ and to forward proposals for scientific experiments on this topic to TÜBİTAK and TUA.” However, a group of secondary school students to whom we did not send this invitation came to TUA from Muş. He reached: “We heard that a Turkish citizen will go to the ISS and conduct scientific experiments. We also have a suggestion for an experiment. Can.” Did he also carry out our experiment?’ Said. This actually shows how far the dreams of Turkish children have come. It made us really happy. Perhaps it will be one of the first for the ISS. Alper will conduct 13 experiments by keeping records every day. That’s why I think Alper will be the hardest working astronaut on the ISS.


So far 7 experiments have been carried out

Gezeravcı has conducted seven experiments since arriving on the ISS.

Astronaut Gezeravcı and Prof. of TÜBİTAK MAM yesterday. DR. He launched the “gMetal” experiment, which aims to make spacecraft propulsion systems more efficient, with İskender Gökalp and Deputy Minister Ahmet Yozgatlıgil as project managers.

In addition, Gezeravcı is conducting the “EXTREMOPHYTE” experiment, which studies the physiological and molecular responses of the endemic halophyte plant called Schrenkiella Parvula, which grows in Lake Tuz, to the space environment. The company is also continuing its “CRISPR-GEM” experiments, which represent the first step towards development, and its “Expert” experiments, which are studying the feasibility of using microalgae species in life support systems in space.

Gezeravcı is working on “ALGALSPACE”, which will study the use of algae in the space environment in oxygen regeneration from carbon dioxide, nutritional supplementation, water improvement and life support areas and will enable the detection of vital responses to life in space through changes starting from the “vocal cord” and the Identification of disturbances caused by low gravity with sound frequencies. “VOKALKORD” also continues its experiments.

The “OXYGEN SATURATION” experiment aims to identify the differences and discomfort caused by low gravity by calculating the oxygen content of the air with the support of artificial intelligence.

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