Minister Kacır made an assessment before the launch of Alper Gezeravcı, the first Turkish spaceman and astronaut, into space.

Emphasizing that they will implement Turkey’s first manned space mission, Kacır pointed out that this situation has been reacted with excitement and joy by all parts of society.

Emphasizing that it is hoped that the technical checks carried out before the launch will be completed today, Kacır said: “So far, many countries have sent their astronauts to the International Space Station. We are sending an astronaut for the first time as part of the program.” National Space Program, which our President announced to the world in 2021. May it be late, might.” “Don’t let it happen.” gave his assessment.

Emphasizing that if a person from his own country flies into space and lays the foundation for scientific studies, Kacır will leave a lasting positive impression in the world of children, saying, “In this way, not only Alper Gezeravcı, “But also the dreams of Turkish children and young people will go beyond the limits of the sky.” said.


“We wished Brother Alper a good trip”

Turkish astronaut Tuva Cihangir Atasever also stated that there is very little time left for the first manned space mission and that this is a very important step.

Atasever emphasized that the manned space program will begin and that scientific research will be the first step on the path that will contribute to the well-being of the country, saying: “We continue our training in the United States and various parts of the world.” Over the last 8 months we have completed an intensive training program in which we were familiarized with new systems and had to learn their dynamics. We have successfully overcome this day.” Contributions to be made to Turkey.” gave his assessment.

Explaining that they met with Alper Gezeravcı at his home in quarantine, Atasever said: “We had a one-hour meeting while wearing our masks to comply with the quarantine rules. We wished Brother Alper a safe journey. He was in a good mood. There is no problem, they are making the final preparations,” he said.


“Today is a milestone for us, but there is more to come”

Stating that this is a day that Turkey has been waiting for for many years, Turkish Space Agency (TUA) President Yusuf Kıraç said:

“Hopefully Alper will successfully complete its 13 scientific missions and pave the way for our country’s future work. Today is a milestone for us, but there are more to come. Our lunar program, the main goal for us is to send our own people with our own launch systems. I hope that we also have the opportunity to give this interview on these dates. “That is possible.”


“It’s the youth’s turn, this is a start”

TÜBİTAK President Hasan Mandal also stated that today is a historic day for Turkey and said, “We are fulfilling one of the tasks that will leave a mark in history in the Turkish century.” said.

Stressing that the advent of human spaceflight and a voice in space will give hope to the tech stars of the future, Mandal said, “It is the turn of the youth, this is a beginning. I’m sure it’s the young people in Turkey.” We say we will continue with this. We’re not just sending our commander into space. We give young people hope. This is the youth.” “He wants to take responsibility. We are at a point where we will move on to the next phase of our Teknofest.” has given his assessment.


“Our children are also going into space with him.”

Gökmen Space Aviation Training Center (GUHEM) General Director Halit Mirahmetoğlu emphasized that they are witnessing a historic moment for Turkey and said:

“We will understand this much later. Our young people who saw this launch today and will benefit from it will take Turkey to a much better place years later. Alper Gezeravcı is not flying into space alone today. Our children are also flying into space with him. It was a moment we had been waiting for for years. We are very happy and happy. “We are proud,” he said.

Birsen Geçer, teacher of Muş Science and Art Center and owner of one of the experiments that Gezeravcı will carry out in space, stated that she was excited that the experiment prepared by her students would be carried out in space and said, “3 people in space .” The project team consists of 8th grade students. It is very exciting in terms of expanding children’s horizons. “A situation.” he said.

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