The Beagle hasn’t landed yet, but Mars fever grips UK The Age

Professor Pillinger, a planetary scientist from Britain’s Open University, is the public face of Britain’s first mission to Mars. As the world’s amateur and professional skywatchers turn their gaze towards Mars on August 27, when it will be a mere 56 million kilometres away, his thoughts will be on the small payload of the European Space Agency’s orbiter, Mars Express. The Beagle 2 lander, named after Charles Darwin’s famous ship, has been six years and about