The First Korean astronaut, Dr Soyeon Yi

Meet The First Korean astronaut, Dr. Soyeon Yi

Proudly brought to you by the ISU Southern Hemisphere Summer Space Program, Engineers Australia National Committee for Space Engineering and VSSEC

Engineers Australia, 21 Bedford St, North Melbourne
Thursday 19th January, 2012
5:30pm for a 6:00pm start
FREE (children welcome)
Registration will open shortly via Engineers Australia

CSIRO Discovery Centre
Friday 20th January, 2012
3:00pm My Life as an Astronaut (young audience)

6:00pm Science in Space (general public) 
FREE (children welcome)
Registration via CSIRO Discovery Centre

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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!