April 8, 2008

First Korean Is in Space

Follow-up to KR posting, "Woman Replaces Colleague for Korea’s First Space Mission"

News: The Soyuz rocket carrying South Korea's first astronaut, Yi So-yeon, has launched successfully on its voyage to the International Space Station ... more

In these times of renewed tension in the Korean Peninsula, this is a bright development. Astronaut Yi hoped that her spaceflight would help ease ties between the two sides of Korea when she said, "I hope someday they will be one, and I hope the North Korean people will be happy with my flight."

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