South Korea Swaps First Astronaut

South Korean astronaut Yi So-yeon (file image) Yi So-Yeon, the 29-year-old female astronaut is to replace Ko San the astronaut who was originally supposed to go on a space mission. The reason that Ko San is to be replaced is that Ko San had mailed back a Russian book that he says he mailed by accident. Also, he read a book from a Russian college that he was not supposed to have read. “The Russians emphasized the importance of abiding by the rules, as even small mistakes can bring about grave consequences in space,” said Lee Sang-Mok of the South Korean Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology. Mr. Ko had beat 36,000 other astronauts for the position and has been training in Russia since last year and will now serve as back-up(if anything goes wrong then he will take over) for Mrs. Yi and two other Russian Cosmonauts(a Russian Astronaut) when they travel to the International Space Station at the beginning of April. They will stay there seven days conducting science experiments. If this mission happens it will make South Korea the 6th Asian country to fly to space and it will make Yi So-Yeon the first South Korean to go to space. Do you think it was right for the Russians to can Ko San just because he read a Russian book? Or do think it was right since Mr. Ko had not followed the directions?  Leave us a comment and let us know what you are thinking.

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