It's no way to treat a dog
With a wounded paw
Initial iteration of Beagle 2 lander design (solar panel layout subsequently modified)
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On hearing the news that Beagle 2 has been sighted on the surface of Mars; the inference being that a British space probe has reached the surface of another planet.
British science probe Beagle 2 imaged on the surface of another planet
The Beagle 2 deployed configuration (final design iteration)
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Prof. Pillinger (RIP, 9 May 1943 – 7 May 2014) would have been so proud...
R.I.P. Prof. Colin Pillinger CBE FRS FRAS FRGS (1943 – 2014)
© Mike Peel; Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, University of Manchester.
... As indeed am I, of the efforts of friends, colleagues at SEA and many other British companies.