Korea's 1st Space Rocket Named 'Naro'

The government has selected "Naro" as the name for Korea's first space rocket, the KSLV-1, which will be launched in late July. The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology on Sunday said the choice was the result of public suggestions.

It is taken from Oenaro [outer Naro] Island in Goheung, South Jeolla Province, home of the Naro Space Center, from where the rocket carrying Korea's Science and Technology Satellite 2 will be launched.

englishnews@chosun.com / May 11, 2009 08:41 KST