Europe reclaims a stake in Mars exploration! The European Space Agency has launched this informative site in conjunction with the Mars Express mission which lifted off on June 3, 2003. Before the live Webcast of the craft arrival in December, 2003, visitors to this well organized site can track the progress of the spacecraft. You can also learn a lot about early attempts to explore mars and investigate the possibility of life on Mars. The European Space Agency also has given the public detailed technical information on Mars Express and the Beagle 2 Lander that will actually land on the surface of the red planet. This site is an exciting way for educators, students and the general public to be actively involved with this historic event.