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South Korea's First Astronaut Set for Launch Into Space

South Koreans are now counting the days to their country's historic first astronaut in space, set to launch aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket on 8 April.

The mission is full of landmarks: it will be the first time a South Korean woman has headed into orbit, and it will also be the first time that "kimchi" - that spicy, garlicky cabbage dish that epitomizes South Korea - will be served at the zero-gravity dinner table. VOA Seoul Correspondent Kurt Achin headed to the high-tech kitchen where kimchi was getting a pre-launch makeover.