New British Science Minister Favors Astronaut Corps

Minister wants astronaut ‘icon’
BBC News

Britain’s new science minister has made it clear that he thinks the country ought to have an astronaut.

Lord Drayson said the UK needed “icons” for science, to encourage the next generation to take up subjects that would boost the knowledge economy.

Human spaceflight was one of those arenas that could inspire young people, he told BBC News.