Saturday, March 29, 2008

[The Chosun Ilbo, February 21 2008] Korean Culture to Journey into Space

Korea's first astronaut will be taking Korean traditions and culture with him when he lifts off for the International Space Station in April.

The Ministry of Science and Technology unveiled Wednesday a total of 55 items that will go into space with astronaut Ko San: ten mission logos, space suits, two bokjumeoni (a traditional Korean pouch believed to bring good fortune), Byeol-dong-i and his sidekick Wi-ppo (two mascots of the Korea Aerospace Research Institute), traditional purses, banknotes, and more.

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