Tuesday, March 11, 2008

1st korean astronaut replaced

Interesting to receive news that the first astronaut for Korea will now be a woman (and a pretty one too)...the first Asian woman on the moon by default. Is this what destiny or fate means in Asia?

Quoting from BBC International:
Yi So-yeon, 29, is to replace Ko San, 31, on a Russian flight to the International Space Station in April...

...On one occasion, Mr Ko sent a training book back to South Korea - something he said was by mistake.

On another, he received a book from a Russian colleague that he was not meant to read, said Lee Sang-mok of South Korea's Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.

Mr Ko was replaced at the request of Russia: "The Russians emphasised the importance of abiding by the rules, as even small mistakes can bring about grave consequences in space," Mr Lee said.

Ms Yi will spend seven or eight days there, conducting a series of scientific tests.
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4 comments:

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Well, that is interesting...! I am afraid I didn't quite understand why this lovely young woman is replacing the man she is....! Were his "infractions" so bad?? Oh Dear!
Their standards of behaviour sound quite different than our standards---if the can be called that!
Well, I hope she has a good time up there!

twilite said...

Naomi: Yes I was quite confused and surprised when I read that. Perhaps the reason for this update.

Bob said...

Maybe it's a case of "let's send the women first to see if it's safe and if it is then we'll follow"????

That said, where do I sign-up to FLy Me To The Moon with this beauty. What a scientific trip that would be.

Hope all is well with you, Lea. Cheers!

twilite said...

bob: hahaha...