Death of Colin Pillinger

May 9, 1943 - May 7, 2014
London | Age 70

UK space scientist dies at 70
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BY JILL LAWLESS, The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Colin Pillinger, an ebullient space scientist who captured the popular imagination with his failed attempt to land a British probe on Mars, has died. He was 70.

Pillinger's family said Thursday that he died at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge after suffering a brain hemorrhage while sitting in his garden.

Pillinger, a professor of interplanetary science at the Open University, was the driving force behind the largely...

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