Friday, 16 January 2015

Lost Beagle 2 probe found on Mars 

Many won't know Colin Pillinger, the 'father of the probe' had multiple sclerosis. We were fortunate to have him as a dinner speaker at our NEDA meeting last year.  He gave a fantastic account of his journey in and out of space.  Sharp, witty, wise.  However, with Beagle 2 gone AWOL it really seemed he had some unfinished business - may they now both rest in peace!

4 comments:

  1. I have never heard of him, but now I love him. It's funny because two days ago, I was sitting in a movie theater saying, "The very last thing in the world I want to do is go see a movie about someone with an incurable central nervous system disease." Think "The Theory of Everything" and "Still Alice" which are both being promoted here in the US. But I think Pillinger's life ought to be a movie. I'd totally go see that--and I'd cry when they got to January 16, 2015 when his Mars probe was discovered to have landed after all. Thanks for spreading the word!

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  2. If we only had more people like Colin; one of my heroes. In Colin's mind nothing was impossible and such a joie de vivre. RIP!

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  3. The UK is all the better for the incredible scientists that work here. We British should be very proud.

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