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Turkey eyes to send astronauts into space

22 May 2018 [17:28] - TODAY.AZ

By  Trend

One of the goals of Turkey is to send astronauts into space, and this task is planned to be realized after the country creates a national space agency, a source in the Turkish government told Trend May 22.

The source stated that currently work is underway to create a national space agency. "The creation of the national space agency in Turkey is one of the most important priorities for the Turkish government."

Turkey will allocate $6 billion for creation of the national space agency, scheduled for 2023.

The project to create the space agency is the second biggest undertaking in Turkey after the construction of a shipping channel in Istanbul.

The national space agency will have a territory of 500 hectares, with 100 hectares planned for the construction of a special center for development of space technologies. The agency's headquarters will be located in Ankara.


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