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“Hang U-yeon ‘Sounding out Russia on Getting Ko San Reinstated to Fly'”

March 12th, 2008 . by Gerry-Bevers

The following is my translation of a Korean article found HERE.

The Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) has dismissed suspicions related to the replacement of Korea’s first astronaut, saying that the violation of duty was a personal mistake and not an intentional leaking of material.

At an emergency press conference on the 12th, the head of KARI’s Astronaut Development Unit, Choi Gi-hyeok, said, “Russian regulations allow for an astronaut to be replaced six hours before a flight.” He then went on to refute as false overseas press reports that said materials were copied or that there was separate intensive training.

Also, concerning the worry that the astronaut program would suffer a setback if there was a problem with Lee So-yeon, he stressed that they were cooperating to make sure that Ko San would be able to fly in the spacecraft in such a case.

However, it was revealed that Hang U-yeon realized that Mr. Ko San had mailed home restricted study materials only after receiving a notice from Russia, and that the Korean government decided on the official replacement only after Russia asked that the trainees be replaced.

Daejeon CBS, Reporter Kim Hwa-yeong

I wonder if Lee So-yeon will mysteriously get sick just before her flight, causing Ko San to be the one to go up afterall?


5 Responses to ““Hang U-yeon ‘Sounding out Russia on Getting Ko San Reinstated to Fly'””

  1. comment number 1 by: Kaneganese

    Japanese female “astronaut”, became appendicitis one week before of a launch of Russian Mir. Though she was sub and Akiyama, male “astranaut” or space journalist was the first choice in the first place. They were both journalist who were working for TV station.

    By the way, it looks like Mr. Go was going to bring “East Sea Dokdo” with him to space…Do they have to advertise “East Sea” and “Dokdo” in SPACE as well ? I’m speechless. What about Ms. Lee ? Does she have similar stupid ultra-nationalistic science plan?

    토종 해양 미생물 ‘동해 독도’, 유전체 해독 완료

    “한편, 동해 독도는 미생물유전체 사업단에서 이미 유전체 분석을 완료한 김치 대표 유산균인 류코노스톡 시트리움과 함께 오는 4월 우주로 보내진다.”

  2. comment number 2 by: Brian

    Making some far reaching speculations once again Mr. Bevers? What’s wrong with the female astronaut? Or are you implying that Koreans are so chauvinistic that they would lie about her illness to get Ko back in line? Sexist, lying and manipulative bastards those Koreans are! lol. Always assuming the worst makes you the hurtbag that you are.

  3. comment number 3 by: Errol

    Brian Says:
    March 12th, 2008 at 11:25 am

    are you implying that Koreans are so chauvinistic that they would lie about her illness to get Ko back in line?

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    This morning I stood on front of a sign on the subway carriage that said, 주부성인 교실.
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    Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.

  4. comment number 4 by: GarlicBreath

    I wonder if Lee So-yeon will mysteriously get sick just before her flight, causing Ko San to be the one to go up afterall?

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    I agree. She is just there for window dressing. The corean propagand machine will be touting how ‘progressive’ they are (even though 50 qualified women have went to space), but in the end their kimuchi space tourist women won’t even go to space. They want their spy in space.(think Robert Kim) in space.
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    Many experts said no mere space tourist can fulfill duties like the moon trip.

    I love how Corean newspapers, never name the experts.

  5. comment number 5 by: GarlicBreath

    The ministry says he did it “because of his personal desire to study more.”

    Spin spin spin for the space “robert kim”. These coreas will piss on your leg and tell you its raining.
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