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Beagle: From Darwins Epic Voyage to the British Mission to Mars

Beagle: From Darwins Epic Voyage to the British Mission to Mars

Colin Pillinger

Colin Pillinger explores the similarities between Darwin's 'Beagle' and the Mars explorer 'Beagle'. Both were at the forefront of technology for their respective generations. HMS Beagle led to the discovery of the secret of life on Earth - can Beagle 2 possibly do the same for Mars?
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Britain is going to Mars. Beagle 2 - a space lander shaped like a clam and no larger than a portable barbecue - is about to make history. Named after HMS Beagle, the ship in which Charles Darwin travelled around the world, Beagle 2 has hitched a ride aboard the European Space Agency Mars Express. On reaching the red planet, this tiny British space probe is designed to answer one big question: is there, or was there, life on Mars? In 'Beagle', Colin Pillinger explores the remarkable similarities between these two historic ships, the sailing ship and the spaceship, and their great voyages of exploration. Both were at the forefront of technology for their respective generations. HMS Beagle led to the discovery of the secret of life on Earth - can Beagle 2 possibly do the same for Mars?

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Title - Beagle: From Darwins Epic Voyage to the British Mission to Mars

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Author - Colin Pillinger

ISBN 13 - 9780571223237

Imprint - Faber & Faber

Publisher - Faber & Faber

Date Published - 20/11/2003

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Binding Type - Hardback

Dimensions - 196 x 253 x mm

Weight - 755 g

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