PEDRO FRANCISCO DUQUE DUQUE

PEDRO FRANCISCO DUQUE DUQUE

Pedro Duque was born in Madrid on March 14th, 1963. He earned a degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid (the School of Technical Aeronautical Engineering) in 1986.

He is the current Spanish Minister of Science, Innovation and Universities. He has been occupying this position since June 7th, 2018.

In March 1995, he was decorated by the Russian Federation President Yeltsin with the Order of Friendship.

In January 1999, he was awarded the Grand-Cross of Aeronautical Merit, an honorific order introduced by His Majesty, The King of Spain.

In October 1999, he was granted the Prince of Asturias Award of International Cooperation along with astronauts Chiaki Mukai, John Glenn and Valery Polyakov. They earned it by having been the real “creators” of international cooperation for peaceful exploration and use of outer space.

Since April 1999, he has been a member of the Spanish Engineering Royal Academy.