Minister of Industry and Technology Mehmet Fatih Kacır stated in his written statement that Gökmen Space Aviation Training Center (GUHEM) will host the Planetary Congress event organized by the Association of Space Explorers (ASE).
Stating that space enthusiasts will come together at the congress to be held in GUHEM, Kacır said:
“Turkey will host more than 70 world-famous astronauts for 5 days. Choosing Turkey for the Planetary Congress event, in which world-famous astronauts and cosmonauts will also participate, is important in terms of reaping the fruits of the National Space Program. We are waiting for all space enthusiasts. Our young people, “They need to follow their dreams and know that the space travelers of the future will come from among them. The Saint Sancars of the future grow up among the young soldiers of the national technology. As we always say to our youth and our nation who are interested in space, we are with you, we are always with you with our support.”
Kacır emphasized that Turkey has put forward its future vision for space in line with the National Space Program.
Pointing out that they want to further advance the country’s competencies in the field of space while building the Turkish Century, Kacır said, “We emphasized the policy we will follow within the framework of the National Space Program in the Medium Term Program. Within the framework of the program, by coordinating satellite development and marketing activities in Turkey, nano and “We will carry out R&D and product development studies in new technological areas such as micro satellite and mega constellation.” he said.
Giant international meeting in GUHEM on 25-29 September
According to the written statement made by the Ministry, the congress at GUHEM, Turkey’s first space aviation-themed interactive training center, will be organized in cooperation with the Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BTSO) and the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) with the support of Bursa Metropolitan Municipality.
As part of the event, more than 70 astronauts who will come to the city with the organization of GUHEM and Bursa Business School will take part in important events for 5 days. At the congress to be held on September 25-29, astronauts and cosmonauts who have made a name for themselves with their work in space will work to increase space awareness.
Astronauts will share their knowledge and experiences
At the congress, American Astronaut Victor J. Glover, the pilot of the vehicle that will go to Moon orbit with the Artemis II mission, Chinese Fei Junlong, who spent a total of 191 days in space in two missions, Russian Cosmonaut Sergei Andeev, who spent 747 days in space, Astronaut Julie Payette, former Governor General of Canada, More than 70 astronauts and pioneers in space studies from 19 countries will participate until .
The technical sessions of the event, which will bring together the world’s most prestigious names in space, will be held at Bursa Business School Uludağ Campus, the training and development center of the business world implemented by BTSO.
After the opening organization to be held on Monday, September 25, TÜBİTAK President Prof. Dr. Important names such as Hasan Mandal, Turkish Space Agency (TUA) President Serdar Hüseyin Yıldırım, Türksat CEO Hüseyin Ertok, Plan-S CEO Tugay Güzel, TÜBİTAK Space Institute Deputy Director Alime Yıldırım and Delta V General Manager Arif Karabeyoğlu provided information in technical sessions. and will share their experiences.
Turkey’s first space travelers are participating
Turkey’s first space travelers Alper Gezeravcı and Tuva Atasever will also meet with space enthusiasts within the scope of Turkey’s “Future Projection” session within the scope of the events. In addition, world-famous astronauts such as Michael Lopez Alegria, Thomas Marshburn, Fei Junlong, John D. Olivas, Anton Shkaplerov, Denis Matveyev and Sergey Korsakov will attend the “New Space Economy” and “Studies in Earth Orbit and Beyond” sessions.
The main theme of the congress is “The Future is in the Sky”
The theme of the organization to be held in Bursa on the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Turkey will be “The Future is in the Sky”.
The theme was determined based on the words of the founder of the Republic, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, “The future is in the skies”.
In the organization, which is a historical congress for the country, many activities will be organized for 5 days, such as technical sessions on space, as well as science and society events, seminars, interviews and student meetings on online platforms.
Astronauts will meet with citizens
The astronauts, who will visit GUHEM on September 27, will also meet with citizens and students at the Merinos Atatürk Congress and Culture Center Osmangazi Hall within the scope of “Science-Society” events.
BTSO Chairman İbrahim Burkay, whose views were included in the statement, noted the following regarding the event:
“This giant congress is of great importance in terms of increasing the awareness of our young people in the field of space and aviation. I hope that the congress, which we are preparing to host with the main theme of ‘The Future is in the Sky’ on the 100th anniversary of our Republic, will be beneficial for our city and our country.”