View Full Version : Beagle 2 Just Didn't Have the Money to Succeed

2005-Sep-10, 11:59 AM
SUMMARY: A new report by the UK House of Commons science and technology select committee pins the blame for the loss of the Beagle 2 lander on a lack of early money. Because the UK government failed to provide adequate funds early on in the lander's development, the developers had to chase celebrities for sponsorship when they should have been testing their equipment. The government eventually poured in 25 million as the project started to stall, but it was too late to make up time by that point as Mars Express had a firm launch date.

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