So it was only natural for Koreans to think that their first astronaut must have the beloved national dish when he goes on his historic space mission in April. Three top government research institutes went to work. Their mission: to create "space kimchee."
"If a Korean goes to space, kimchee must go there, too," said Kim Sung Soo, a Korea Food Research Institute scientist. "Without kimchee, Koreans feel flabby. Kimchee first came to our mind when we began discussing what Korean food should go into space."
Ko San, a 30-year-old computer science engineer who beat 36,000 contestants to become the first South Korean space traveler, will blast off April 8 on board a Russian-made Soyuz rocket, together with two Russian cosmonauts. He will stay in the International Space Station for 10 days conducting... [READ MORE]