Beagle 2

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Beagle 2 was a spacecraft lander which failed at landing. It was part of the Mars Express mission.

An artists impression of the ill-fated British Beagle 2 lander on the surface of Mars.
"HMS Beagle was the ship that took Charles Darwin on his voyage around the world in the 1830s and led to our knowledge about life on Earth making a real quantum leap. We hope Beagle 2 will do the same thing for life on Mars." - Colin Pillinger