A Stellar Brunch with NASA Astronaut Jeffrey Hoffman and Korean Astronaut Soyeon Yi
Organized by: The Space Consortium
Join Astronauts Soyeon Yi and Jeffrey Hoffman for a once-in-a-life-time private brunch with you and a person of your choosing. Brunch will take place on Saturday, April 23rd at 11 am.
Jeffrey Hoffman is the Professor of the Practice of Aerospace Engineering at MIT. Hoffman flew five missions aboard the Space Shuttle, logging more than 1,211 hours and 21.5 million miles in space, including the first mission to repair the Hubble Telescope in 1993. Dr. Hoffman was Payload Commander of STS-46, the first flight of the US-Italian Tethered Satellite System. He has performed four spacewalks, including the first unplanned, contingency spacewalk in NASA’s history. He received his B.A. from Amherst College, his Ph.D. from Harvard University, and his M.S. from Rice University.
Soyeon Yi is a South Korean scientist and astronaut and the first South Korean citizen to fly in space. She was selected as an astronaut in December 2006 from an application pool of 36,000 contestants. On April 8, 2008, she launched into space on-board Soyuz TMA-12. During her 11-day mission at the International Space Station (ISS), Dr. Yi completed an aggressive number of experiments contributing to South Korea’s science textbooks and science channel television lectures. Yi earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in Taejŏn in 2001 and 2002, respectively.
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