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Turkey Blazes Trails in Antarctica and Space: A Double Pioneering Adventure


Feb 12, 2024
Exploratory research conducted by Turkish scientists during science camp in Antarctica

The Turkish science team has completed their research activities on Dismal Island, the last stop before reaching the science camp on Horseshoe Island in Antarctica. As part of the 8th National Antarctic Science Expedition, seven scientists from the team arrived at Dismal Island, which is located 40 nautical miles from Horseshoe Island. Under the Turkish Presidency and the Industry and Technology Ministry, with coordination by the Turkish-based TÜBITAK MAM Polar Research Institute, Türkiye’s first permanent Global Navigation Satellite System station located outside Turkish borders was maintained and repaired while examining the island for bird flu.

Meanwhile, SpaceX’s Dragon Capsule successfully splashed down off Florida at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time (1:30 p.m. GMT) on Friday, carrying Turkish, Italian, Spanish, and Swedish space travelers. This marks an important milestone in space exploration as Türkiye continues to coordinate its space research efforts with expeditions in Antarctica. With many joint projects being conducted simultaneously, Türkiye’s flag is being flown in both Antarctica and space at the same time.

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