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Old February 5th, 2005 #1
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Default Report scorns Beagle2 mission

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Beagle should have landed on Mars in 2003 but vanished without trace.

The full report, from the joint Commission of Inquiry set up by British science minister Lord Sainsbury and Esa director general Jean-Jacques Dordain, was released on Thursday.

"The Commission's view is that the SPC should not have confirmed the selection of Beagle 2, given the failure of the project to comply with the recommendations of the [Peer Review Committee which originally examined the lander proposal]," it said.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4233799.stm