‘Beagle 3’ looks to American ride BBC

Colin Pillinger has asked the US space agency to put a Beagle “pod” on its Mars Science Laboratory probe for 2009. Professor Pillinger says he wants to send a second Beagle instrument package to the Red Planet as soon as possible. “We wrote to NASA last week, asking them if they’d like to put a Beagle pod on MSL and drop it off in an interesting place,” he said.