Astronaut Gezeravcı today conducted “MESSAGE,” the ninth of 13 experiments he will conduct on the International Space Station.

Dr. from Usküdar University. Lecturer The “MESSAGE” experiment, whose project leader is member Cihan Taştan, investigates “aging effects in microgravity experiments carried out on the space station”.

The experiment examines genes whose functions have not yet been discovered, which are affected by the non-gravity environment, and their relationship to the immune system during space missions. To determine these effects, Gezeravcı’s blood samples have just begun to be collected on Earth and they continue to be collected in space. At the end of the mission, blood samples will be taken again after Gezeravcı lands on Earth.

It is envisaged that this experiment will contribute to a better understanding of the impact of future space missions on human health by deepening critical understanding of the fundamental health aspects of life in space.


So far 8 experiments have been carried out

Gezeravcı has conducted eight experiments since arriving on the ISS.

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

Prof. of TÜBİTAK MAM. Dr. Gezeravcı, who launched the “gMetal” experiment aimed at making spacecraft propulsion systems more efficient, for which İskender Gökalp and Deputy Minister of Industry and Technology Ahmet Yozgatlıgil, who are project managers, also noted that the endemic halophyte plant Schrenkiella called Parvula, which grows in Lake Tuz, against the space environment. He continues his “EXTREMOPHYTE” experiment, which studies physiological and molecular responses.

Gezeravcı also took part in “CRISPR-GEM” experiments, which represent the first step in developing new plants to provide the nutrients needed by large numbers of people who will live in space in the future and to provide environmental controls in closed spaces Living environments to support “expert” experiments investigating the feasibility of using microalgae species in life support systems in space. Continuation.

“ALGALSPACE”, which studies the use of algae in the space environment in oxygen regeneration from carbon dioxide, nutritional supplementation, water improvement and life support areas, and “VOKALCORD”, which will enable the detection of vital responses to life in space changes caused by the “vocal cord “, and the identification of disturbances caused by low gravity with sound frequencies. “The experiments will also continue.

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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