Museum Presents First South Korean to Fly in Space, Soyeon Yi

Yi speaks of her “Mindfulness in Weightlessness” during inspirational Nov. 1 program

Korean astronaut Soyeon Yi

Korean astronaut Soyeon Yi

SEATTLE – The first South Korean to fly in space, Soyeon Yi, will be at The Museum of Flight on Nov. 1 at 2 p.m. to talk about her experiences in a program she calls “Mindfulness in Weightlessness.” Li flew to the International Space Station aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket in 2008. After spending more than ten days in space, she returned to Earth with a different perspective on life. Yi now lives with her husband in Puyallup, Wash. During the summer of 2014 she regularly volunteered her time to speak to children enrolled in the Museum’s summer camps.

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