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Wednesday, 09 April 2008

AFP, BAIKONUR - The first South Korean astronaut blasted off on Tuesday aboard a Russian rocket bound for the International Space Station, in a historic first for her Asian homeland.

Yi So-Yeon and Russian cosmonauts Sergei Volkov and Oleg Kononenko roared into the sky on a Soyuz rocket from the Baikonur cosmodrome, watched by relatives and well-wishers.

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