Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Women in Space

Woman in Space

The Soyuz TMA-12 spaceship was successfully launched from the world's oldest space launch pad, Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, used by Russia's Yuri Gagarin when he became the first human in space in 1961.

Yi So-Yeon, a 29-year-old nanotechnology engineer, began her journey to the International Space Station (ISS) alongside Russian cosmonauts Sergei Volkov (son of a famous Russian cosmonaut) and Oleg Kononenko.

I would have looked excited too - taking off from a COSMODROME! :-)

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