Meet The First Korean astronaut, Dr. Soyeon Yi
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Dr. Yi is a South Korean scientist and Ph.D. graduate of KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology). She was one of the two finalists through the Korean Astronaut Program and she became the first Korean and the second Asian woman to fly in space in 2008.
During her mission, Dr.Yi So-yeon carried out 18 science experiments for the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology.One such experiment involved observing 1,000 fruit flies and the way the changes in gravity and other environmental conditions affect the behaviour of the flies or their genome.
Meet Dr. Yi and find out about her experience at the International Space Station!