Astronaut Pedro Duque named Spain's science minister

Astronaut Pedro Duque named Spain's science minister
 

Spain's first astronaut, Pedro Duque, has been named minister of science by the country's new Socialist government.
Prime Minister and self-labelled feminist Pedro Sánchez is expected to appoint a women-majority cabinet, in contrast to the male-dominated executives of ousted PM Mariano Rajoy.
Women will take the deputy premiership, and the economy and finance portfolios.
Mr Duque, 55, last went to space in 2003 as part of an International Space Station (ISS) mission.
An aeronautical engineer with three children, he is prone to quoting the late British science fiction writer Arthur C Clarke,... read more

 
6 June 2018 in World News, Views: 117
Source: BBC
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