Dr. Paul Drayson, the recently appointed science minister of Britain who was selected by Gordon Brown, said that Britain must set up an astronaut programme in order to motivate young people to adopt science. Dr. Drayson added that the country requires major iconic challenges to prove to the young people that science offers a “wonderful life”.

Drayson had completed his Ph.D. in robotics in Aston University. "It really goes to the heart of who I am as an individual”, Drayson said. "When I was a young boy I was inspired by those great science projects - in 1969, I was nine when men first landed on the moon; it was fantastic the first time concord flew. Those things made a big difference to me. They made me want to be involved in science and technology".

Drayson said that he would support the astronaut programme in the United Kingdom. "What we need to do is to make more people at that very important age of 10 or 11 believes that they can have a wonderful life by being a part of science and technology. I've had an absolute blast in my life". Drayson was delighted for his appointment since he considers being science minister as his dream job.

Drayson’s remarks will provide a major enhancement to the campaign of the Great Britain to invest in the human spaceflight. During the 1960s, the UK government refused to consider a manned spaceflight programme on the coast grounds.

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