“Beagle 2 – too ‘irredeemably British to succeed’, according to report.
ESA Departmental Head, Dirk Porn pointed to what he called “The Henman Effect” to explain the Mission’s failings. ‘The British give it their absolute all right up to the moment before they win. Then they decide that winning isn’t very dignified and that ‘taking-part’ is much more important.'”