한국인 최초의 우주인 이소연 씨를 실은 러시아 우주선 소유즈 호가 국제우주정거장과의 합체에 성공했습니다.

러시아 관리들은 소유즈 호가 예정대로 오늘 아무 사고 없이 국제우주정거장과 합체했다고 밝혔습니다.

이소연 씨는 오는 19일 국제우주정거장에서 임무를 마친 다른 두 러시아 우주인과 함께 지구로 귀환합니다.

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A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying South Korea's first astronaut has docked successfully at the International Space Station.

Russian officials say the capsule, which also carried two Russian cosmonauts, hooked up with the orbiting station on schedule today without incident. The Soyuz crew faces a three-hour wait before hatches separating the capsule and the station can be opened.

The Soyuz craft roared into space Tuesday from Russia's Baikonur Space Center in Kazakhstan, to cheers from family and guests of South Korean bio-engineer Yi So-yeon. At age 29, Yi is the youngest-ever female astronaut.

Yi returns to Earth next week (April 19th) with the space station crew her two Russian colleagues are replacing.

She was one of 36-thousand people who applied to become the first Korean in space.