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South Korea’s First Astronaut Freaked Out by Re-entry

  On April 10th, 29-year-old South Korean bio-engineer Yi So-yeon became the country’s first astronaut. On Monday, she became the first South Korean to be scared shitless by a rough return to planet Earth. “During descent I saw some kind of fire outside as we were going through the atmosphere,” said Yi So-yeon, a 29-year-old […]

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Commercial Space Travel

Sir Richard Branson, billionaire owner of the Virgin Group, has taken one more step towards commercial space travel. Virgin Galactic, whose mission is “to fly passengers who are not professional astronauts to an altitude slightly over 100 kilometers (62 mi) and allow them to experience weightlessness for up to 6 minutes,” today introduced a model […]

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