Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank, regarding the Turkish citizen to be sent into space, said, “Our candidates are actually clear. Our president will soon share these names with the public.” He attended the official opening ceremony of the Development Center (TEKMER). In addition to Varank, SBU Rector Prof. Dr. Cevdet Erdöl and Keçiören Mayor Turgut Altınok also attended. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Varank reminded that a Turkish citizen will be sent to the International Space Station on the 100th anniversary of the Republic, and said, “He will conduct scientific experiments there. The Health Sciences University is very serious to us in the selection of these Turkish space travelers. “We have carried out very serious tests in the field of space and aviation together with the University of Health Sciences. In this sense, I thank them very much. Our candidates are actually clear, I hope our president will share these names with the public in the near future. Turkey will send one of its citizens to the international space station in its centennial year.” “A Turkish citizen will represent our crescent and star red flag in the best way possible on the International Space Station. I wish him luck,” he said.
Source: İhlas News Agency (İHA)