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S. Korea's first astronaut quits job at state space center

2014/08/12 19:50

DAEJEON, Aug. 12 (Yonhap) -- The first South Korean astronaut has left the state-run research institute for personal reasons, the institute said Tuesday, bringing to an end the country's first astronaut program and sparking criticism of government waste.

The Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) said Yi So-yeon sent a letter of resignation by mail and the offer was accepted.