Professor Colin Pillinger
Kirsty Young's castaway is scientist Professor Colin Pillinger.
Kirsty Young's castaway is the scientist Professor Colin Pillinger. A world-class planetary scientist, his first job was for NASA, analysing the lunar samples brought back by Apollo 11. He is best known, though, for being the public face of Beagle 2, the daring mission to search for life on Mars. Although Beagle 2 was unsuccessful, he is adamant that the mission was not a failure. Now it is hoped that the technology developed for the mission to Mars can be used to diagnose TB faster than has ever been possible before.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
Favourite track: As Time Goes By by Johnnie Ray
Book: Journey into Space by Charles Chilton
Luxury: A picture of the Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Elvis Presley vs Junkie XL
A Little Less Conversation
- Live a Little, Love a Little.
I'll String Along with You
- Al Bowlly with Ray Noble & His Orchestra: The Dance Band Years.
- Jerusalem - Fat Les 2000.
Darling Be Home Soon
- Slade Alive!.
If Today Was Your Last Day
- Dark Horse.
As Time Goes By
- The Best of Johnnie Ray.
The Rolling Stones
Salt of the Earth
- Beggars Banquet.
The Dark is Rising
- All Is Dream.
Journey into Space - Charles Chilton
A picture of the Clifton Suspension Bridge
|Interviewed Guest||Colin Pillinger|
- Sun 25 Oct 2009 11:15
- Fri 30 Oct 2009 09:00