EXCLUSIVE: Kim Soo Hyun Joins NASA Space Camp

After playing an alien in "My Love from the Star," actor Kim Soo Hyun has officially enrolled in basic space training at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Kim Soo Hyun became a worldwide celebrity after his stellar performance in "My Love from the Star." News of the show's popularity even reached the United States, catching the attention of NASA's Administrator of International Relations, Michael F. O'Brien.

"We've been looking for an international ambassador at NASA for a long time. When I heard about this actor in Korea making space 'cool' again, I knew we had to get in touch," O'Brien said.  

Kim's representatives say that while he has always had an interest in outer space, "My Love from the Star" changed his perspective entirely. "[Kim Soo Hyun] fell in love with the idea of space travel while filming this drama. Even during breaks, we found him flipping through astronomy books and looking at the sky through the telescope on set." 

In this memorable scene below, Do Min Joon's alien abilities of teleportation and telekinesis are exposed to Cheon Song Yi's younger brother:

The training camp, which other celebrities such as N'SYNC's Lance Bass have joined, will last for up to 3 months. We hope Kim Soo Hyun enjoys the program and returns home safely.

UPDATE: April Fool's!