Latest News for Mars Rovers Opportunity and Spirit Archive
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
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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.
19 July 2009, 09:10 PM ET
The Mars Spirit robot may be stuck in sand, but is still sending back amazing images.
15 July 2009, 08:17 AM ET
Mars geologist Steve Squyres is optimistic about humanity's chances of getting back to the moon — and even to Mars — in the coming decades.
13 July 2009, 04:50 PM ET
Engineers use test rover to try out movies to free Spirit from Martian Sand.
09 July 2009, 06:57 AM ET
Project Manager John Callas explains how sticking a test rover in a sandbox on Earth could help free Spirit on distant Mars.
30 June 2009, 02:56 PM ET
Test rover is set up in rig built mimic Spirit situation stuck in Martian sand.
29 June 2009, 05:41 AM ET
The public is sending NASA letters with suggestions on how to free its stuck rover Spirit from a sand trap on Mars.
26 June 2009, 07:14 PM ET
NASA has launched a new Web site to chronicle its efforts to save the Mars rover Spirit.
25 June 2009, 04:48 PM ET
23 June 2009, 10:58 AM ET
The United States and Europe are moving closer toward a full-scale collaboration in Mars exploration.
09 June 2009, 10:57 PM ET
At the JPL rover test bed, team members work to free the Spirit rover.
04 June 2009, 11:23 AM ET
Spirit used its robotic arm to take image underneath itself to get better view of sandy trap.
26 May 2009, 01:24 PM ET
NASA's Mars rover Opportunity hits 10 miles on the odometer.