Monday, June 11, 2018

#SPAIN: New Socialist Gov't Appoints Spain's First Astronaut As Science Minister

[world politics news]

Spain's first astronaut Pedro Duque is set to become minister of science by the new Socialist government. The 55-year-old aeronautical engineer became the first Spaniard to travel to space in 1998 when he took part in a nine-day mission aboard the space shuttle Discovery after training in Russia and the United States. He returned to space in 2003 as part of an International Space Station (ISS) mission.


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