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10 Mar, 2008 04:57

Grounded! No space career for Korean

South Korea has grounded the man intended to be the first Korean in Space after the Russian Space Agency accused him of breaking security protocol. According to South Korea's Science Ministry, Ko San removed sensitive training material from a Russian cent

Ko San will be replaced by a Korean female biotechnologist who will fly to the International Space Station aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft for a week-long visit next month.

Russian authorities call for strict obedience of rules and say even small mistakes can lead to grave consequences in space.