Astronauts Rescued from Lost Capsule

Posted by Michael Pinto on Apr 20, 2008 in Science |

Astronauts Rescued from Lost Capsule

Fear not fellow fanboys! South Korea’s first astronaut Yi So-yeon (she’s the cute one you wanted to ask out on date) is safe:

Astronauts rescued as capsule lands off-target

“A Soyuz capsule carrying South Korea’s first astronaut landed in northern Kazakhstan Saturday, 260 miles off its mark, Russian space officials said. Mission Control spokesman Valery Lyndin said the condition of the crew — South Korean bioengineer Yi So-yeon, American astronaut Peggy Whitson and Russian flight engineer Yuri Malenchenko — was satisfactory, though the three had been subjected to severe G-forces during the re-entry.”

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