Thursday, February 14, 2008

[The Chosun Ilbo, February 5 2008] Native Seeds to Head for Space

Seeds and technical equipment will be sent into space ahead of Korea's first astronaut, who is scheduled to lift off in April.

The Ministry of Science and Technology and the Korea Aerospace Research Institute said Monday that equipment specially prepared for experiments in space will be sent to the International Space Station aboard a Russian Progress spacecraft, which will blast off from Baikonur Space Center in Kazakhstan on Tuesday at 10:02 p.m. Korean time.

The seven items of equipment include an eye pressure monitor, an electrocardiograph machine and a video recorder to record changes in facial shape.

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