Beagle 2 takes off. Next stop… Mars

In Archive by Fredy Ore

So we are off to Mars once again, this time with the British led Beagle2 effort to land on Mars as part of the European Space Agency’s Mars Express Mission which took off the other day.

Following the Mars Pathfinder mission of 1997 and the spectacular panoramic photos of the red planet it brought back, the Beagle2 is expected to reach Mars for Christmas.

Here are some movie clips from the live webcast of the Beagle2 mission which launched on June 2nd by a Soyuz launcher from Baikonur, Kazakhstan.