According to Ersan Başar, the deputy leader of a 24-member Turkish science team currently conducting space research in Antarctica, preliminary work is being carried out simultaneously on multiple joint projects. This marks a significant achievement as “Our flag is being flown in Antarctica and space at the same time.”
The Turkish science team, part of the 8th National Antarctic Science Expedition, recently completed their research activities on Dismal Island, which was the last stop before reaching their science camp on Horseshoe Island in Antarctica. Seven scientists from the expedition arrived at Dismal Island, located 40 nautical miles from Horseshoe Island and home to Türkiye’s first permanent Global Navigation Satellite System station outside its borders. The team conducted maintenance and repair work on the satellite station before starting their research safely.
Meanwhile, SpaceX’s Dragon Capsule successfully splashed down off Florida on Friday at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time (1:30 p.m. GMT), carrying Turkish, Italian, Spanish, and Swedish space travelers back to Earth after their mission in space.