London's Science Museum links tech history

London's Science Museum links tech history

Summary: The Science Museum in London contains an array of fascinating and famous tech, and ZDNet UK looks inside the museum's collection

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  • Spacelab telescope

    Spacelab 2 telescope
    This X-ray telescope was created by a team at the University of Birmingham and was flown into orbit on the space shuttle in 1985. The 3.5m-high telescope conducted observations of X-rays at the centre of the Milky Way and was used on board the Spacelab 2 orbital laboratory.

    Photo credit: Science Museum


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  • Beagle 2

    Beagle 2
    The museum also holds a replica of the Beagle 2, the ill-fated British-built probe that was intended to study the surface of Mars. Communications with the Beagle were lost six days before it was due to land on the Red Planet in 2003.

    While it remains unknown whether the Beagle landed on the planet or was destroyed on entry, a faithful copy of it can be found in South Kensington. Plans for Beagle 3 remain unrealised.

    Photo credit: Science Museum


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