Gökmen Space Aviation Training Center welcomes its visitors


Friday, 02 July 2021 – 16:14 | Last Updated : 02 07 2021 – 16:14

Visitors to the center can examine more than 150 domestic facilities, from the life of astronauts in space to the solar system, from the passenger plane experience to the International Space Station.

Gökmen Aerospace Training Center (GUHEM), which was established in Bursa to create excitement and awareness about space and aviation, was reopened to visitors with the transition to the third period of gradual normalization in the fight against the new type of coronavirus (Kovid-19) epidemic.

According to the statement made by the Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BTSO), the center, which was implemented under the leadership of BTSO, in cooperation with the Ministry of Industry and Technology, the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK), and Bursa Metropolitan Municipality, can be visited every day between 11:00 and 16:00 except Mondays.

Visitors to the center can examine more than 150 domestic facilities, from the life of astronauts in space to the solar system, from the passenger plane experience to the International Space Station.

After its re-opening, students who came to GUHEM visited the aviation and space floor accompanied by expert personnel and saw the aviation mechanisms. Students, who received information about aviation-related mechanisms and aircraft simulators, also visited the cockpit of the life-size A-320 aircraft model.

Visitors, who went to the upper floor of the center with the elevator, which was given the impression of a spacecraft, received information about the mechanisms of astronomy, atmospheric events, the solar system, and the living conditions of astronauts in space.

Mert Kırcal, who visited the center, stated that he was very excited while examining the mechanisms and said, “GUHEM is a very beautiful center, it is impossible not to be amazed. What the astronauts do and how they live in space, they have it all. Everyone who is interested in space and the sky should come to GUHEM.” used the phrases.

Explaining that he entered a simulated rocket sent into space, Eymen Çelik said, “It was exciting to ride a rocket. I also had the experience of flying a model plane. We flew in the sky like birds in the simulation. There was a piece of the moon on the space floor. It was very exciting.” made its assessment.