The HMS Beagle Trust are now the very proud owners of signed NASA Space Act Agreement. Yes, you heard that right: The Beagle Project and NASA are an item. Regular readers will know that we've been
We're going to be working with NASA on a joint science, education and outreach programme centred on a direct link between the International Space Station and the new Beagle as she retraces the 1831-1836 voyage that carried a certain young naturalist around the world.
You can read all the details in our press release.
To celebrate, we've popped more than a few corks (though sadly none of them have made it into orbit ...yet). We've also given our website a facelift for the great day.
Before we sign off, we want to extend a personal thank-you to NASA astronaut Mike Barratt who initiated contact with us and has put an enormous amount of energy into this on the NASA side. We understand Mike plans to take a small model of the Beagle into space with him in March (hence the title of this post).
~Karen and Peter
Media contact PeterMcGrath 0044 1947 840 222
A bit of backstory:
Houston, we have a partner
Pics in space
Show and tell: the Beagle legacy
A (NASA) picture is worth a thousand words