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!


  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!

  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!

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


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