South Korea roots for first cosmonaut
During the launch Yi So-yeon was writing a letter to her family, while the family is watching far below.
All is well, and Soyuz has commencing on its journey International Space Station. Meanwhile Yi So-yeon’s family has moved to Russian capital, where they can keep a watchful eye on Yi So-yeon and attend celebrations of lifting the fiftieth woman in space.
“When she was a girl she painted pictures of space and watched films about space. She was always dreaming about space. But we thought it was just a dream,” Lee So-yeon – Yi’s mother – recalled.
“When they decided that my daughter would be the first cosmonaut I felt very happy. It was also a big surprise. I started worrying because it is not safe to go to space. That’s why I was crying during the lift-off,” she said.
Lee So-yeon has eleven more days to wait for her daughter’s return. Her next big adventure will be docking with the ISS.