It was a big day for Songwon Elementary(our school) and women around Korea. Korean female astronaut AND Songwon Elementary alum Yi So-Yeon was tapped to become the first Korean in space. She was originally in line to be the back up to a male astronaut Ko San. But on two separate occasions he took “sensitive training material outside of the Russian space center.” A big no-no. The Russians actually requested he be taken off the mission. Yi is scheduled to lift off April 8th.