Turkey has the first astronaut in space – level 1

23-01-2024 15:00

Turkey has its first astronaut in space. His name is Alper Gezeravcı.

He and three others are on a trip to space. They travel from Florida on a SpaceX capsule to reach the International Space Station (ISS). The journey will take 36 hours. A company named Axiom Space organizes the trip. Astronauts will do experiments in space for about two weeks. They want to understand how space affects people’s health.

Axiom charges 55 million dollars for one person to go to space. The trip shows that many countries want to explore space. It is important for science. But they also want to show that they are good enough.

Difficult words: organize (to do or arrange things, plans, and ideas), charge (to ask for a price for something).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What experiments will the astronauts be conducting during their two-week stay at the International Space Station and how do these experiments contribute to our understanding of space travel's effects on human health?


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