Dr Matt Taylor
Media playback is unsupported on your device

Philae comet landing: 'People invested entire lives in this'

"Generations" of scientists have celebrated the landing of the probe Philae on a comet 300 million miles away, Dr Matt Taylor has told BBC News.

The scientist said people had invested their entire lives on the European Space Agency mission - "I can't put words to it - it was beautiful".

He said the harpoons had now been deployed and the ice screws had gone in -"we're down there and we're doing science".

  • 12 Nov 2014
Go to next video: Moment comet landing confirmed