Yi So-yeon, South Korea’s first astronaut in space, safely returned to Earth Saturday after 10 days in the cosmos. Her re-entry was rough, and though Yi admitted later to being scared, she said that, in front of her space-travel buddies, American astronaut Peggy Whitson and and Russian flight engineer Yuri Malenchenko, she “pretended to be OK.” Classic!
Meanwhile, I’ve figured out a way to get to space and finally make my Hardass Asian Dad proud. No spacesuit required, which is a bummer, because I was really hoping to make my interplanetary debut in this gold number (from Danny Boyle’s Sunshine):
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