Dilhan Eryurt: Google honors the first Turkish astrophysicist at Nasa

A woman with black hair looks at the 20. July 2020, on the side of Google in the stars. She sees constellations, planets and rockets in the lettering of the sea

Dilhan Eryurt: Google honors the first Turkish astrophysicist at Nasa

A woman with black hair looks at the 20. July 2020, on the side of Google in the stars. She sees constellations, planets and rockets in the lettering of the search engine. The Google Doodle shows Dilhan Eryurt.

Anyone interested in Astro-physics, Nasa, or the moon landing, knows, you, probably Because of all of you has made an important contribution.

Dilhan Eryurt: the woman was Eryurt in Google Doodle

on the 29. November 1926 born in Izmir in Turkey. She studied in Istanbul and later worked in the area of astrophysics. According to research in Canada and the United States, the scientist moved in the 1960s for NASA. At the Goddard Space Flight Center worked Eryurt, among other things, models for the development of the sun. Their work was groundbreaking and important for space flights.

So it is probably not surprising that the first moon landing of the Apollo 11 participated. The first manned landing on the moon happened on 20. July 1969 (American-time) and is today 51 years old. For your participation in the Apollo 11 Eryurt, received the "Apollo Achievement Award" of Nasa.

The first Turkish woman - and occasionally the only woman at Nasa

The special: at times, she was the only woman at Nasa and is the first Turkish scientist on the spot. With a longer interruption until 1973, at Nasa.

Eryurt returned at that time, then finally back to the Turkey. There, the Professor founded a faculty of astrophysics at the Technical University of the Middle East.

Twenty years later, in 1993, joined the scientist in the rest. She died on 13. September 2012 of a heart attack.

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Updated Date: 22 July 2020, 21:26

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