Currently, Turkey is conducting space exploration in collaboration with Antarctic expeditions. As the deputy leader of a 24-scientist expedition, Ersan Bashar announced this coordination effort to reporters. In Antarctica, preliminary work on space exploration is being carried out simultaneously with many joint projects. “Our flag is flying both in Antarctica and in space at the same time,” said Bashar.
The Turkish scientific team completed their research activities on Dismal Island during the 8th National Antarctic Scientific Expedition. The team was composed of seven scientists who traveled from Turkey to conduct maintenance and repair work on the country’s first permanent Global Navigation Satellite System station located outside its borders. While investigating the island, where a scientific camp is located, measures were taken to prevent the spread of bird flu, which had been previously seen in places near Antarctica and recently discovered on the white continent and in the region. After thorough investigations, the team began working safely.
On Friday, SpaceX’s Dragon Capsule successfully touched down in Florida at 8:30 a.m. ET (1:30 p.m. GMT), carrying Turkish, Italian, Spanish and Swedish space passengers from various countries.