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Successful Launch of Falcon-9 Rocket with Türkiye’s First Astronaut Aboard

The commencement of the Axiom-3 space mission, featuring Türkiye’s inaugural astronaut Alper Gezeravcı, has been officially announced. The Falcon-9 rocket, carrying Gezeravcı into orbit aboard SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft, achieved a successful launch from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center at 00:49 GMT. Following the launch, SpaceX reported that the Falcon-9’s reusable first stage booster is set to land at Landing Zone 1 (LZ-1) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. The crew, including Gezeravcı, will engage in over 30 scientific experiments focusing on human physiology and industrial developments during their time in space, as stated by SpaceX.

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