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Yi So-Yeon

South Korean,  Astronaut
Total Quotes : 13
Woman California Asian

California is an easy place to be an Asian woman engineer.

- Yi So-Yeon

Business Study Making

I've decided to study the MBA, as it's crucial to have comprehensive knowledge of business administration and management in running science technology institutes as well as making science-related policies.

- Yi So-Yeon

Business Bad Always

I feel bad that I'm the one always blamed for the failure of the space business - even though there are problems with government policy toward the space business.

- Yi So-Yeon

My Life About Recognises

I felt so free in space, flying around and unrestrained by any social relationships, but my life since has changed a lot. Now I am extra-careful about what I say and do because everyone recognises me.

- Yi So-Yeon

Woman Some Became

I cannot believe I became some kind of hero. I'm just a common Korean woman.

- Yi So-Yeon

Watching Experiments Very

They gave me 18 experiments to complete in my 10 days in the ISS. That's a lot. Everyone told me I didn't have to complete all of them, that it wasn't expected of me. But I knew everyone was watching me, so I gave up meals and sleep and completed all 18 experiments. It's a very Korean thing to do.

- Yi So-Yeon

Uncommon Korea South

It's not uncommon in South Korea for a building to not have a women's bathroom.

- Yi So-Yeon

Will Korea South

I will try and make peace between North and South Korea.

- Yi So-Yeon

Science Will Korea

I will do my best to support science in Korea and space programs in Korea.

- Yi So-Yeon

Lucky Before Could

Only in space did I realize how lucky I am to be Korean. Only in Korea could I have gone to space before turning 30 years old.

- Yi So-Yeon

Famous Say Being

If you ask me what's harder, being famous or flying to space, I'd say fame is much harder.

- Yi So-Yeon

Physical Strength Means

On Earth, men are seen as superior because of their physical strength, but it means nothing in space, where there is no gravity.

- Yi So-Yeon

Want Like Cut

There is something addictive in space that makes you want to go back - like the mountain climbers who want to go back to the Himalayas although their fingers were cut by frostbite.

- Yi So-Yeon