Goheung Space Launch Observatory [고흥우주발사전망대]

My Unfamiliar Family (2020)

On his way to his hideout, Yoon Tae-hyeong (Kim Tae-hoon) stops by briefly at the observation deck of this observatory to take in the view in episode 5 of My Unfamiliar Family ([아는 건 별로 없지만] 가족입니다) (tvN, 2020). In episode 6, Kim Eun-hee (Han Ye-ri) and Park Chan-hyeok (Kim Ji-suk) also stop here on their way to track down Tae-hyeong (who is also Eun-hee’s brother-in-law).

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Goheung Space Launch Observatory [고흥우주발사전망대] is an observation deck located 50m above Namyeolhaei Beach [남열해돋이해수욕장] in the village of Namyeol [Namyeol-ri/남열리] in Goheung County’s Yeongnam Township [Yeongnam-myeon/영남면]. It boasts facilities such as a ‘space library’ and a ‘space experience hall’ next to a movie theater, a family playroom, a lounge and a café, as well as two observatories and the outdoor observation deck seen in My Unfamiliar Family.

The Naro Space Center [나로우주센터], a South Korean spaceport operated by the state-run Korea Aerospace Research Institute, is located at a 15km distance by sea and can be seen from this location. Naro Space Center is where South Korea’s first rocket into space was launched with the Russo-South Korean Naro-1 rocket in 2009. The next launch is planned for 2021.

Address
70-2 Haemaji-ro, Namyeol-ri, Yeongnam-myeon, Goheung-gun, Jeollanam-do, Südkorea
전남 고흥군 영남면 해맞이로 840
(영남면 남열리 77-7)
Geolocation: 34.585051, 127.492359

— submitted by Marion KDL

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