Quiz Question: The first Korean to fly in space brought what with her on the mission?
The given options are:
- A history of Korean Buddhist temples
- Recordings by K-pop band BTS
Correct Answer: Kimchi
Info: American astronauts have brought tortillas and Tang to space, Russians have packed borscht and caviar, so it’s only fitting that when Yi So-yeon prepared to be the first Korean astronaut to fly in space in 2008, South Korean scientists created a special kimchi for her to bring along. After all, Koreans eat kimchi at virtually every meal. Yi reportedly shared the precious kimchi with her US and Russian crewmates on the ISS during a holiday meal on April 12, which Russia celebrates as Cosmonautics Day.