Meet Ko San – a 30 year old researcher at the Samsung Institute of Advanced Technology was chosen to travel into space. Ko will begin his voyage to on a Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Space Center in Kazakhstan next year
“I am so happy at this moment, and I thank you all,” Ko says, ” As a man who has cherished dreams and hopes about space, I hope that this project is not just producing a celebrity, but is to become the groundwork for Korea’s ventures into space.” You go Ko!
Ko San currently resides in Russia and continues training for his expedition in April of next year.
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