This is the personal website of Professor Colin Pillinger.

I am probably best known as the leader of the Beagle 2 project, the attempt to land a British built spacecraft on Mars on Christmas day 2003, to search for evidence of life on the Red planet. I have however been involved in space exploration for nearly 40 years since I joined the NASA Apollo programme in 1968. Throughout that time I have tried to share my experiences with the public through lectures, exhibitions, newspaper articles, books, radio and tv interviews etc. This website is intended to continue that process.