According to Taiwan’s “Central News Agency” Ankara on February 9, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced a 10-year space program on February 9, including ambitious plans to send Turkish astronauts to the moon in 2023. According to Erdogan, the lunar landing will be divided into two stages. Through cooperation with the international community, the hybrid rocket will be put into orbit by the end of 2023 and the first hard landing on the moon will be completed. < / P > < p > the report said Erdogan did not elaborate further on the cooperation plan. In January, Erdogan talked with musk, the boss of Tesla and space exploration, about possible cooperation with Turkish companies in space technology. In Ankara, Erdogan announced a plan covering 10 strategic objectives, one of which is to send Turks to space for scientific missions. The report also said that Turkey, in cooperation with space exploration company, will use the company’s rocket to put Turkey’s turksat 5A satellite into orbit from the U.S. launch site in January. Turksat 5b is expected to launch in the second quarter of this year. < / P > < p > Erdogan also said that Turkey’s goal is to achieve its strategic space goals within 10 years. Turkey will continue to develop satellite technology and build a space station with other allies, he added.