Türkiye, Axiom sign deal to send 1st Turkish manned mission to space
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Türkiye, Axiom sign deal to send 1st Turkish manned mission to space

Selection process for 1st Turkish space traveler continues, Turkish Space Agency says

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The Turkish Space Agency (TSA) and US-based space firm Axiom have signed an agreement to send the first Turkish manned mission to space.

“We have signed a historic agreement for the first manned space mission to be carried out in the 100th anniversary of our Republic,” Mustafa Varank, the Turkish industry and technology minister, said on Twitter.

“We will cooperate with Axiom Space for the training and flight service of the Turkish space traveler whose selection process is ongoing," he added.

TSA also tweeted that the two sides "have signed a historic agreement to send the first Turkish astronaut to expand scientific development on Earth and in orbit."


The agreement was signed during the International Astronautical Congress in Paris.

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