Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made important statements regarding Türkiye's first space passengers at TEKNOFEST held at Istanbul Ataturk Airport. Here are the highlights of Erdogan's statements regarding Türkiye's first space passengers, Air Pilot Alper Gezer Avcı and Tuva Cihangir Atasever:
"Our friend, who will go on Türkiye's first manned space mission, will stay on the international space station for 14 days. Our space passenger will perform 13 different experiments prepared by our country's valuable universities and research institutions in this mission."
"The meeting time of our space traveler with space is planned as the last quarter of 2023. Our brother Alper Gezeravcı, who will go to the international space station, is a heroic Turkish pilot who has achieved significant success in our Air Force Command. Our brother (spare space passenger) Tuva Cihangir Atasever is also a systems engineer working in the field of space launch systems at Roketsan."
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