PPARC sets up Mars committee The Register

PPARC has appointed a board of space experts to oversee the UK’s participation in the European Space Agency’s Aurora programme. The Aurora Advisory Committee (AurAC) will be headed by Dr. Mark Sims from the University of Leicester, last seen as project manager on the Beagle 2 mission. He will be joined by the Open University’s Professor Colin Pillinger, and Dr Sarah Dunkin, vice president of the Royal Astronomical Society, among others.