Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality opened its doors to the people of Gaziantep, the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Space Exhibition, the world's largest traveling space exhibition.
The Mayor of the Metropolitan Municipality, Fatma Şahin, visited the exhibition with the children, in which the adventure of humanity's journey into space was told.
The exhibition, which includes the tools, materials, food apparatus, clothes, models of rockets and vehicles used by mankind, who started space travel 60 years ago, can be visited free of charge for 4 months at Müzeyyen Erkul Gaziantep Science Center.
THE SPACE ADVENTURE OF HUMAN BEINGS WILL BE ANNOUNCED TO THE VISITORS UNDER EXPERT INSTRUCTORS
In the exhibition, which was visited by more than 4 million people in 12 countries in 4 years; Real moonstones that visitors can touch, replicas of space rockets and full-size models of spacecraft, a 10-metre-long model of the Saturn V rocket, clothing worn personally by astronauts going into space, astronaut menus and equipment used in missions, the Apollo capsule, the Sputnik 1 satellite, and the International Space Station. (ISS) models will be presented with the help of expert trainers.
In the exhibition, where it will be learned how space studies have developed historically both in Turkey and in the world, mainly “pioneering” works were highlighted. All milestones up to the SpaceX-NASA cooperation were mentioned.
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President Fatma Şahin, in her speech at the opening, commemorated Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and his comrades in arms on the occasion of April 23, and said:
“There is a Gaziantep model. It was very important for students to reach this place. Our duty is to raise children who will walk in the best places in the second century, just as we are proud of our ancestors 100 years later. We missed the industrial and agricultural revolutions. We have the age of science and technology ahead of us. Time has shown us how to become a smart city and sustainable development by using the knowledge economy.”
WE NEED TO CREATE GENERATIONS WITH HIGH HORIZON AND VISION
Drawing attention to the importance of investing in science, Şahin said:
“When we look at this exhibition, I think of Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk's saying 'The future is in the skies'. We saw this at TEKNOFEST as well. We have experienced a paradigm shift. We learned that when we think big, when we dream, it can come true. Our goals that we can do these things have grown. As Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality, we need to raise generations with high horizons and visions. My children, my youth, my smart visionary youth will achieve the best and the best of the exhibits. We entrust the future to our youth.”
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Gaziantep Governor Davut Gül thanked those who contributed to the construction of the center and said, “Our biggest capital is human capital. In order for this power to reflect positively on us, they need to receive good training. Quality education is obtained personally through the projects of our municipalities, especially from the public and philanthropists. Everyone contributes to education, both institutionally and individually, and Gaziantep reveals its difference”.
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AK Party Deputy Chairman, Information and Communication Technologies President Dr. Speaking at the opening ceremony of Ömer İleri, he said that they are making a great leap forward for the youth:
“There is no doubt that there is a state mind that maintains this. Various organizations are being signed in order to reveal the innovation spirit in our youth. I am also happy to have such a science center in Gaziantep. We will reap the benefits in the future with the opportunities offered to young people. Our human quality, qualified workforce and business culture will carry us to a very different point. Space is the field of struggle and economy of the future. The future is in space. We launched new satellites. We used locally produced hardware in these satellites. This subject is very important."