As the face and driving force behind British attempts to explore Mars, Professor Colin Pillinger became everyone's favourite eccentric British scientist. Today, on news of his death, at the age of 70, his successes and even his heroic failures were remembered and celebrated.
His friend, and ITV News Science Editor, Lawrence McGinty, reports on the man with the stand-out side burns and burning enthusiasm for space:
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