Axiom Space and the government of Türkiye have signed a historic agreement to send the first Turkish astronaut to space. As part of a larger effort by Türkiye to expand its space exploration capabilities and establish a national human space program, a Turkish astronaut will be trained by Axiom Space for a future space research […]
Watch Replay Launch Coverage of SpaceX’s Turksat 5B Mission on Saturday, December 18, at 10:58 p.m. EST
On Saturday, December 18, SpaceX launched the Turksat 5B mission to orbit from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.
Lake Salda, a freshwater lake located in the southwest of Turkey, is the only known lake on Earth to share features with Mars’ Jezero Crater, where NASA landed the Perseverance Rover in February 2021.
Turkey’s recently announced space programme, which aims to make a soft landing on the moon in 2028, will cost upwards of $1bn and would require building a rocket launch site in Somalia, a Turkish source familiar with the government’s plan told Middle East Eye.