Colin Pillinger

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Colin Pillinger in July 2009.

Colin Trevor Pillinger, CBE (9 May 1943 – 7 May 2014) was a British planetary scientist at the Open University. He was the main investigator for the British failed Beagle 2 Mars lander project. He also worked on a group of Martian meteorites. He was born in Kingswood, South Gloucestershire.

Pillinger died from a brain haemorrhage on 7 May 2014 at the Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. He was 70.[1]

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  1. "Colin Pillinger dies after brain haemorrhage". BBC. 8 May 2014. Retrieved 8 May 2014.

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