Planetary scientist Professor Colin Pillinger, who died today aged 70, was most famous for the ill-fated Beagle 2 mission to Mars.
The craft was supposed to land on the planet on Christmas Day 2003 and search for signs of life but vanished without a trace.
It was last seen heading towards the red planet on December 19 after separating from its European Space Agency mothership Mars Express.
Afterwards Prof Pillinger spoke of his frustration at the failed probe, and said there was nothing that should not have worked.
More top news
Diane Abbott said Labour's position is to have 'less bureaucracy' in order to allow easy movement for EU migrants.
Two police officers were left in a critical condition after they were struck by a car as they were making their way back to their vehicle.
Six people have been killed and a seventh is critically injured after a multi-vehicle crash in Birmingham in the early hours of Sunday.