SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Ascience official says South Korea's first astronaut has left a hospital afterrecovering from neck and back pain apparently caused by her Russianspacecraft's unexpectedly steep descent to Earth last month.
Science Ministry officialJung Kyung-taek said Yi So-yeon was released Wednesday from a military-runhospital because her pains have almost stopped. Shewas hospitalized April 29.
Yi's capsule missedits target by about 260 miles due to an apparent technical glitch whenit landed on a barren Kazakhstan steppe on April 19.
The 29-year-old Yi is abioengineer at the state-run Korea Aerospace Research Institute.
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