Korean astronaut to share stories of trip into space
Dr. Soyeon Yi, an astronaut and former researcher at the Korea Aerospace Research Institute, will share her story about training for and traveling to space when she visits the South Everett/Mukilteo Rotary Club on Friday, Dec. 28.
Her topic, “I Sang in Space,” will include her story of astronaut selection, training, space flight, and time spent at the International Space Station in 2008.
Dr. Yi previously spoke in May at the Future of Flight Aviation Center in Mukilteo.
Hosted by the Future of Flight Foundation, Dr. Yi’s stops included visits to Mariner and Kamiak high schools and Everett Community College.
She became the first Korean astronaut on April 8, 2008, when she was launched into space aboard a Soyuz rocket with two Russian cosmonauts.
With her trip, Korea became the third country, after the United Kingdom and Iran, to have a woman as its first space traveler.
Dr. Yi currently is attending the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business where she will receive her MBA with an emphasis on technology and social impact in 2014.
People who are not members of the Rotary but would like to hear Dr. Yi can RSVP to email@example.com.
The meeting takes place from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Everett Golf and Country Club, 1500 52nd St. SE, Everett.
Lunch is optional at $14 per person.
For more information, visit: www.semr.org.