Korean astronaut to speak at Future of Flight

Apr 19, 2012

A Korean astronaut will be speaking at the Future of Flight Aviation Center on Tuesday, May 15.

Soyeon Yi, an astronaut and senior researcher of Korea Aerospace Research Institute, will be speaking on the topic “I Sang in Space,” which includes her story of astronaut selection, training, and space flight.

This presentation is free to the public and is scheduled to run from 7-8:30 p.m. A special VIP reception will be held from 6-7 p.m. for $20 per person.

The Future of Flight Foundation is hosting Soyeon Yi trip to the Seattle area. She will make stops at Children’s Hospital, UW, Mariner High School, Boeing in Everett and Everett Community College – the highlight of her trip is her presentation at the Future of Flight Aviation Center on May 15.

The Future of Flight Foundation thanks Asiana Airlines for making this trip and presentation possible.

Yi became the first Korean Astronaut on April 8, 2008, when she was launched into space on board Soyuz TMA-12, with two Russian astronauts Sergei Volkov and Oleg Konoenko.

She makes South Korea the third country, after the United Kingdom and Iran, to have a woman as its first space traveler.

You must pre-pay and register for the VIP reception by May 14. The VIP reception reservation form can be found at www.futureofflightfoundation.org under the events tab.

To RSVP for the VIP reception, mail your reservation form in or email kendall@futureofflight.org or call 435-438-8100 ext. 230.

The Future of Flight Aviation Center (Boeing Theatre) is at 8415 Paine Field Blvd., Mukilteo.

For more information, visit www.futureofflightfoundation.org or find the foundation on Facebook at www.facebook.com/futureofflightfoundation.

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