Yi So-yeon

1978 - Today

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Yi So-yeon (born June 2, 1978) is a South Korean astronaut and biotechnologist who became the first Korean to fly in space. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yi So-yeon has received more than 176,542 page views. Her biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Yi So-yeon is the 278th most popular astronaut (down from 222nd in 2019), the 334th most popular biography from South Korea (down from 145th in 2019) and the most popular South Korean Astronaut.

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  • 36

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  • 3.26

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Among astronauts, Yi So-yeon ranks 278 out of 524Before her are Mike Massimino, José M. Hernández, Umberto Guidoni, Jean-Jacques Favier, Yury Usachov, and Ulrich Walter. After her are Robert L. Gibson, Franz Viehböck, William S. McArthur, Zhai Zhigang, Fei Junlong, and Dale Gardner.

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Among people born in 1978, Yi So-yeon ranks 235Before her are Alena Šeredová, José Mari, Carmen Kass, Michelle Borth, Kurt Nilsen, and Misia. After her are Ian Anthony Dale, Kuno Becker, Hossein Rezazadeh, Jamie Clayton, Veerle Baetens, and Celestine Babayaro.

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In South Korea

Among people born in South Korea, Yi So-yeon ranks 334 out of 774Before her are Jo In-sung (1981), Shindong (1985), Seo Ji-hye (1984), Oh Se-hun (1994), Choi Si-won (1987), and Kang Ji-hwan (1977). After her are Jung Ryeo-won (1981), Na Hong-jin (1974), Jung Il-woo (1987), Kim So-yeon (1980), Yang Jung-mo (1953), and Ryu Jun-yeol (1986).

Among ASTRONAUTS In South Korea

Among astronauts born in South Korea, Yi So-yeon ranks 1