Latest News for Mars Rovers Opportunity and Spirit Archive
20 May 2010, 08:28 AM ET
NASA's long-lived twin Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity have set a new endurance record on Mars, with Opportunity hot on the heels of its sister robot for the title of longest-running mission on the Martian surface.
14 May 2010, 09:56 AM ET
Today the European Space Agency unveiled new pictures of a windswept crater in the same region of Mars the rover Opportunity has explored. More than simply good looking, the pictures also provide scientists with new data about Martian weather.
03 May 2010, 03:31 PM ET
NASA’s Opportunity Mars rover snaps new image of Endeavour crater.
30 April 2010, 05:42 AM ET
Today marks the day that Spirit takes over the record of longest-running Mars mission if she wakes up from her winter hibernation.
26 April 2010, 07:23 AM ET
This week, the Mars rover Spirit could break Viking 1's record for longest-running Mars surface mission.
14 April 2010, 08:22 AM ET
The acidic waters that once bathed Meridiani Planum area of Mars may have been created by interaction with atmosphere.
01 April 2010, 08:09 AM ET
The Mars rover spirit skipped a phone call to Earth to say it was okay and may be hibernating for the red planet winter.
19 March 2010, 04:04 PM ET
NASA's Mars rover Spirit still has power, but temperatures are getting cold.
12 February 2010, 11:36 AM ET
NASA's Mars rover Spirit took its last few moves to get in the best possible condition for the oncoming winter.
01 February 2010, 12:24 PM ET
Rover boss Steve Squyres believes that when we can rove no more, we buckle down to do exciting stationary science. Plus WISE finds a NEO, and Proba-2 Sun science.
26 January 2010, 01:33 PM ET
The roving days for NASA’s stuck robotic explorer Spirit are likely over after more than six years rolling across the Martian surface, the space agency announced Tuesday.
25 January 2010, 11:09 AM ET
STS-130 astronauts pad abort rehearsal; ISS Tranquility module troubles; Soyuz tests new ISS docking port; ISS potty problems; Listening for Mars Phoenix; Spirit moves; Martian trees - not! ; You shoot NASA's Mars camera; Shuttle Orbiters for sale.
21 January 2010, 01:28 PM ET
NASA's stuck Mars rover Spirit has manged to climb a short distance as it tries to escape deep Martian sand.
14 January 2010, 09:11 AM ET
NASA prepares for final attempts to move stuck Mars rover Spirit.
02 January 2010, 07:29 AM ET
Spirit and Opportunity complete six years on Mars, with plenty of ups and downs.
29 December 2009, 11:38 PM ET
The Top 9 Spaceflight Stories in 2009. 5 shuttle missions, a space program in transition and space tourism strides are just some of the top spaceflight stories of the year.
22 December 2009, 09:52 AM ET
The sand-trapped Mars rover Spirit is still making important discoveries.
21 December 2009, 11:04 AM ET
Spirit rover's right-front wheel, immobile since 2006, surprisingly spins during test.
11 December 2009, 11:53 AM ET
NASA’s embattled Mars rover Spirit is facing a debilitating wheel problem that could paralyze the long-lived robot.
02 December 2009, 05:06 PM ET
Mars rover Spirit hit another snag in attempt to free itself when one of its wheels stalled.
02 December 2009, 07:20 AM ET
Something or someone cheated Mars out of the lush life. Landers, Rovers and Orbiters scratch the surface of a surprising new water story.
24 November 2009, 11:11 AM ET
Mars rover Spirit hit another snag in attempt to free itself when one of its wheels stalled.
20 November 2009, 12:40 PM ET
NASA's second attempt to drive stuck Mars rover Spirit results in some small movement.
18 November 2009, 05:44 PM ET
NASA will make a second attempt to move stuck Spirit Mars rover.
17 November 2009, 12:02 PM ET
NASA has sent commands to move the stuck Spirit rover on Mars and are waiting to see what progress was made.
16 November 2009, 11:50 AM ET
NASA plans to send commands to move the stuck Spirit rover on Mars late tonight/early tomorrow.
13 November 2009, 07:17 AM ET
NASA's long-running Mars rover Spirit will begin critical drives for escaping a sand trap.
12 November 2009, 01:32 PM ET
Mission engineers have their final plans for attempting to extricate the Spirit rover from its sandy Martian trap.
31 October 2009, 12:30 AM ET
NASA’s Mars rover Spirit is suffering a new bout of amnesia.
12 October 2009, 04:58 PM ET
Go behind the scenes of NASA's Mars rover mission with rover driver Ashley Stroupe at JPL.
12 October 2009, 10:43 AM ET
NASA's Opportunity rover came across new meteorite three weeks after leaving another one.
14 September 2009, 10:01 PM ET
Efforts to free the stuck Spirit rover on Mars have been dragging on since May and today a NASA official said the robot may never get free.
26 August 2009, 04:44 PM ET
Dust storms over Spirit rover could limit energy resources when dust settles.
11 August 2009, 04:17 PM ET
A meteorite the size of a watermelon on Mars is revealing new clues into the planet’s environment.
03 August 2009, 12:05 PM ET
Mars rover Opportunity spots what could be a meteorite on surface of Mars.
23 July 2009, 03:01 PM ET
NASA engineers hold live webcast Q&A for Free Spirit endeavor.